Scary books for Halloween
About 3,000 years ago, the ancient Celts celebrated the end of October like most kids do today — with a mixture of fear and excitement. The October end of the Celtic year meant the sun was leaving for the winter, and for one night the witches, demons, and creatures of evil were free to roam until dawn. Some peo-ple put out sweets and other good things to eat to calm the spirits. Others, hoping to fool the demons, dressed in disguises. Priests lit bonfires to scare them off.