Halloween Photos Around the World

| November 4, 2009

Halloween is a holiday celebrated on October 31 annually. Today the Halloween regards as a secular celebration even though it has actually roots in the Celtic festival of Samhain and the Christian holy day of All Saints. Most common Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, wearing costumes, attending costume parties, carving jack-o’-lanterns, ghost tours, bonfires, visiting haunted attractions, pranks, telling scary stories, and watching horror films. Below are the photos from the varied observations of the Halloween day around the world.

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Performers greet local school children as they arrive for a Halloween reception by U.S. President Barack Obama and his family at the White House in Washington, October 31, 2009. (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

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Children wear costumes to celebrate the Halloween as they visit an altar assembled by artists for the dead at the National Autonoma University of Mexico in Mexico City October 30, 2009. The university dedicated altars assembled by artists to the late U.S. writer Edgar Allan Poe, to commemorate the bicentenary of his birth. (REUTERS/Eliana Aponte)

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Skulls and bones (and a jack-o-lantern) are displayed in the Capuccini cemetary in Palermo, Italy on October 29, 2009. (MARCELLO PATERNOSTRO/AFP/Getty Images)

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A skull covered in marigolds rests in front of a wall of graves during preparations for a massive altar in the San Fernando Cemetery in Mexico City, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009. Workers added thousands of marigolds, known in Mexico as “cempasuchil,” to giant skull images Tuesday as they prepare to observe the Halloween. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

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Women in fancy dress attend a charity Halloween parade in Hong Kong on October 31, 2009. (ED Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

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Miranda Galan (center) was one of 80 third grade children from the North School that made a visit to the Museum of Fine Arts Boston on a field trip from New Hampshire on October 30th, 2009. In the spirit of Halloween students got a surprise gift from MFA director Malcolm Rogers and Bob Gallery, Masachusetts President of Bank of America when they handed out Egyptian masks and toured the “Secrets of Tomb 10A” exhibit. (David L Ryan / Globe Staff)

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18 month old Benjamin Hong, of Brighton, Massachusetts stops to check out his pumpkin while trick or treating along Washington Street in Brighton on October 30th, 2009. (Barry Chin / Globe Staff)

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People dressed as zombies attend a march to celebrate Halloween, on October 31, 2009, in Paris, France. (FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)

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People parade in commemoration of the Halloween in Tonacatepeque, on the outskirts of San Salvador, El Salvador on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009. (AP Photo/Edgar Romero)

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Carlos Estrada of Santa Rosa, entertains motorists under the Highway 12 overcrossing at Olive Street as he brings up the rear of an immigrant march that started on Sebastopol Road and ended at Santa Rosa’s city hall, Saturday Oct. 31, 2009 in Santa Rosa, Calif. (AP Photo/Press Democrat, Kent Porter)

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A Ring-tailed lemur at Bristol Zoo Gardens investigates a carved pumpkin that had been left as a special Halloween treat in its enclosure on October 28, 2009 in Bristol, England. The gift of the pumpkin does have a serious side, as they are a great addition to the animals’ regular diet as they are high in vitamins, potassium, protein and fiber – as well as being the perfect enrichment toy, since the animals have to delve inside to reach the succulent flesh and plump seeds. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

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