Haven't heard stories from me in a while, right? So, let me tell you the story of Halloween today. It's going to be spooky! Zoom in!
Halloween was started by the Celts, who lived two thousand years ago in an area which is now known as Ireland. The Celts celebrated their New Year on the first of November, the day which marked the end of summer and the beginning of the dark, cold winter. They believed that the night before the New Year, the ghost would come to the world of living, and the boundaries between the two worlds would blur.
萬聖節是凱爾特人開始的，他們兩千年前住在現今的愛爾蘭。凱爾特人會在 11 月 1 號慶祝新年，這一天代表著夏天的結束，以及黑暗、寒冷冬天的到來。他們相信，在新年前夕的夜晚，鬼魂會來到活人居住的世界，陰陽兩界的界線會變得模糊。
Hence, to protect themselves, they celebrated the festival of Samhain on the 31st of October, modernly known as Halloween. They would wear costumes and light bonfires to ward off ghosts. The word Halloween means "hallowed evening" or "holy evening"—holy because the Celtic priests would often make predictions about the future for the long and dark times that lay ahead. See? That's how Halloween started.
因此，為了自我保護，他們會在 10 月 31 日慶祝薩溫節，也就是現在我們所稱的萬聖節。他們會穿上萬聖節服裝、燃起篝火以驅邪。「Halloween（萬聖節）」這個字意思是「神聖的夜晚」或是「虔誠的夜晚」－－會說神聖，是因為凱爾特的牧師常會對即將到來的黑暗漫長冬天做出預言。懂了嗎？這就是萬聖節的起源。
Hey, Dr. Binocs! Why don't you tell them about us? The famous jack-o'-lanterns!
Because we are the original jack-o'-lanterns, you pump-head!
Wait! Let me tell them about the both of you.
So, the Celtics often carved faces on turnips or potatoes to light the way to their homes for the good spirits to enter. Later, when the Irish immigrants entered America, they discovered the pumpkin to be the new face of Halloween!
How dare you? I'm the famous one!
But I am the original one.
Don't you dare steal my thunder! Why are you even here, I wonder? Leave me! That's not your place!
Oh! Let me get them settled. But guys, see me next time for more fun facts! This is me zooming out!
Hey, guys! Wait, wait, chill!