ad info

CNN.com
 MAIN PAGE
 WORLD
 ASIANOW
 U.S.
 LOCAL
 POLITICS
 WEATHER
 BUSINESS
 SPORTS
 TECHNOLOGY
 NATURE
 ENTERTAINMENT
 BOOKS
 TRAVEL
 FOOD
 HEALTH
 STYLE
 IN-DEPTH

 custom news
 Headline News brief
 daily almanac
 CNN networks
 CNN programs
 on-air transcripts
 news quiz

  CNN WEB SITES:
CNN Websites
 TIME INC. SITES:
 MORE SERVICES:
 video on demand
 video archive
 audio on demand
 news email services
 free email accounts
 desktop headlines
 pointcast
 pagenet

 DISCUSSION:
 message boards
 chat
 feedback

 SITE GUIDES:
 help
 contents
 search

 FASTER ACCESS:
 europe
 japan

 WEB SERVICES:

Halloween!Halloween!Halloween!

Halloween!

While Halloween is best known today as an occasion for playing pranks and getting candy, its origins have nothing to do with trick or treat.

All Hallows' Eve, as it is also called, coincides with the new year in Celtic and Anglo-Saxon times, when residents set huge fires to ward off evil spirits. The concept of ghosts and goblins comes from the belief that on this day, the souls of the dead would revisit their former homes.

As Halloween became more secular, observances included playing pranks on one another, and later, going from house to house for trick or treat.



InteractiveINTERACTIVE:
Halloween's haunted history and other frightening facts

pumpkin Halloween for your Computer

  • 'MediEvil:' Good scary fun for Halloween

  • Site-seer: Web-spun costumes, spooks and games for Halloween

  • Top 10 Halloween tricks and treats for your PC


    pumpkin Halloween Entertainment

  • Bewitched by witches? You're not alone


    pumpkin Halloween Travel

  • Explore Hollywood's haunts on Halloween

  • Want some frights with your feast? Visit a ghoulishly themed nightspot in Hong Kong ... if you dare!

  • Festival capitalizes on city's witchy past


    pumpkin Halloween Style

  • Cat got your eye? Contacts for Halloween and every day

  • Halloween '98: Hail to the Chief, say costume sellers


    pumpkin More Halloween fun

  • Pumpkin carving tips from a master

  • Bone up on your bones with our interactive skeletal tour

  • y: CNN's Anne McDermott finds adults the scary part of Halloween




    pumpkinHaunted Sites

    Note: Pages will open in a new browser window

    External sites are not endorsed by CNN Interactive.

    Search CNN by Infoseek
              Enter keyword(s)       go    help

  •   
     

    Back to the top
    © 2000 Cable News Network. All Rights Reserved.
    Terms under which this service is provided to you.
    Read our privacy guidelines.