In the late October the days grow shorter and the nights grow longer. It’s colder and darker and cold winds blow. The leaves fall down from the trees. The year is ending and everything is dying. Winter is coming, with its long, dark nights.
People stay at home in the evenings and at weekends. It’s the time of Halloween. Halloween is a great holiday. Halloween is the end of autumn and the start of winter.
In the past this festival was a time of fear. People believed in ghosts and withes and they stayed at home.
At Halloween the ghosts of the dead and all the witches of the world rode in the sky on their broomsticks.
Many countries celebrate Halloween, but in different ways. People invite their relatives and friends to Halloween parties and send invitation.
Now ghosts and witches are people dressed in old and funny clothes. On the 31st of October at Halloween parties they eat tasty autumn food – pumpkin pies and cakes.