Fascinating traditions, candy comas, and the scariest places on earth: We’re here to make this Halloween one that’ll haunt you forever.
When you’re five, Halloween is pretty simple. You buy a plastic costume at Walgreens, you bob for a couple of apples at a Halloween party, and you hit up some strangers’ houses hoping to find the people who give out full-sized candy bars. But there’s a lot more to Halloween than just trick-or-treating and Halloween parties. Go to the right places and you can learn the fascinating history of Halloween, or see how people celebrate Halloween in countries around the world. Heck, there’s even a specific Halloween for actual witches. Matador Network has dug deep into the annals of Halloween lore to learn more than we ever thought possible about the scariest day of the year. Read on to find out why this holiday goes a lot deeper than the apples floating on top of a washtub.