Some believe it originates from the Celtic pagan festival of Samhain, meaning Summers End which celebrated the end of harvest season.
That way, you will have a one-of-a-kind outfit that can not be bought from a store, and you will save money as well. Out of ideas? Check out some of the coolest Halloween group costumes.
The tradition of Halloween was carried to America by the immigrating Europeans. Some of the traditions changed a little, though. For example, on Halloween in Europe some people would carry lanterns made from turnips. In America, pumpkins were more common. So people began putting candles inside them and using them as lanterns. That is why you see Jack o lanterns today.