Halloween is a special holiday for English and American children. They celebrate it on October 31st. It is on the day before All Saints' Day.
The origins of Halloween are very ancient.
One of the symbols of this festival are large orange pumpkin lanterns called Jack o' Lanterns.
The lanterns are made from pumpkins carved in the appearance of a scary face.
They have got a candle inside and they are hung on trees or put by windows, so you can see them in the dark.
Children make the lanterns to frighten witches and ghosts.
In the evening children put on scary costumes and masks and they go out. In the street you can see ghosts, witches, skeletons, pirates, wizards and other different costumes.
They go from house to house, they knock on the door and when people open, children say:
Trick or treat! Smell my feet!
Give me something good to eat!
People usually give them money, sweets, candies, apples and nuts. But sometimes children get nothing, so they play a trick!