There’s a dark side to the innocent child-centered holiday..

It's October, and we're entirely marching into fall with traditions from hiking and baking to the big annual holiday Halloween. It has been a global favorite celebrated with many traditions and meanings that can be traced back to cultures globally.  This story covers 12 myth-busting topics about this beloved annual holiday. 

The Halloween of today, in which children dress up as ghouls, ghosts, and witches and light-heartedly demand “treats” from neighbors under threat of a “trick,” has largely been reimported from the United States, where Irish immigrants introduced the custom in the 19th century. It partially stems from the idea that all law is suspended on Halloween.

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