Halloween is strange holiday. The root of the name is Christian, Hallow's Eve, or the eve of All Saints' Day. Like Christmas, it has been adopted by the secular world, although it has much more of the naughty than the nice.
At the start of the 11th century, the pope decreed Hallowmas to be a 3-day holiday, lasting from October 31 (All Hallow's Eve) until November 2.
Oddly enough, this is the same time the Awesome Indies are running their fantastic 99 cent sale on some of the best (and often scariest) fiction available today. What a coincidence!
"Because Hallowmas was three days to encompass the Celtic festival of Samhain, which was on November 2. The Celts contributed the great idea of dressing up in costumes and masks."
"Can I wear a costume?"
"Lola, you're a virtual person. You travel on the internet to visit new friends in their e-readers. You can wear whatever you like."
"Maybe I'll dress as me." We both laughed.