Mon, November 01, 2010

Happy Halloween 2010

Holloween haunted house caters to Chinese visitors

China's first Halloween haunted house attraction, which opened in 2009, is spooking the crowds in Shanghai, with its creators hoping to cash in on the traditions of the ancient, but essentially Western, festival to commemorate the dead. Full story

BACKGROUND

About Halloween

Halloween is an annual holiday celebrated on October 31. The Celtic festival of Samhain and the Christian holy day of All Saints are seen as the original Halloweens.

POLL

How do you celebrate Halloween?
Go trick or treating.
Go to a costume party.
Making Jack-o'-lantern.
Do not celebrate.

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