Halloween Halloween takes place on October 31st, the day before All Saints Day.
It is believed the Druids lit fires on Halloween (just like how we light candles inside pumpkins) to ward off evil spirits. The Romans also celebrated Halloween at their Harvest Festival on November 1st.
The tradition of bobbing for apples and lighting candles inside pumpkins came from the Romans.
The first Jack-o-lanterns were carved from turnips, not pumpkins. When the Irish came to America they began to use pumpkins