Great news for those of you who love all things spooky - Halloween is just over a month away.

From dressing up for trick or treating, to enjoying a scary film, there

When is Halloween this year?

Halloween is on October 31 annually. This year, that is a Wednesday.

Why do we celebrate Halloween?

Halloween is a contraction of All Hallows' Evening and marks the eve of the Christian feast of All Hallows' Day. It begins the three-day observance of Allhallowtide, a festival dedicated to remembering the dead including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed.

What are the best ways to celebrate Halloween?

Halloween is, of course, best known for trick or treating, pumpkin carving and costume parties.

How is Halloween celebrated around the world?

In Poland, believers were once taught to pray out loud as they walk through the forests in order that the souls of the dead might find comfort. In Spain, Christian priests in tiny villages toll their church bells in order to remind their congregants to remember the dead on All Hallows' Eve.

In Ireland, and among immigrants in Canada, a custom includes the Christian practice of abstinence, keeping All Hallows' Eve as a meat-free day, and serving pancakes or colcannon instead.

In Mexico children make an altar to invite the return of the spirits of dead children (angelitos).