With Halloween quickly approaching, an article on its history seemed quite appropriate. All hallows eve lands on October 31st every year. Most associate this day with costumes and free candy. There are also those who believe it is the one day a year all spirits can walk the Earth. Despite all the legends and folklores about Halloween, it can actually be traced back 2,000 years to pre-Christian Celtic festival called Samhain. It was held around November first. Samhain means “summers’ end” in Gaelic.