Halloween or Hallowe'en (a contraction of "All Hallows ' Evening "), [ 5 ] also known as All Hallows' Eve , [ 6 ] is a yearly celebration observed in a number of countries on October 31, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows (or All Saints) and the day initiating the triduum of Hallowmas . According to many scholars, All Hallows' Eve is a Christianised feast originally influenced by western European harvest festivals , [ 7 ] and festivals of the dead with possible pagan roots, particularly the Celtic Samhain . [ 6 ] [ 8 ] [ 9 ] Other scholars maintain that it originated independently of Samhain and has solely Christian roots. [ 10 ] Typical festive Halloween activities include trick-or-treating (also known as " guising "), attending costume parties , carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns , lighting bonfires , apple bobbing , visiting haunted attractions , playing pranks , telling scary stories, and watching horror films . [ edit ] Etymology
The first jeans came in two styles, indigo blue and brown cotton "duck." Unlike denim, the duck material never became soft and comfortable so it was eventually dropped from the line. Although denim pants had been around as work wear for many years, historically dating back to England in the 1600s with a fabric there called denim, it was the first use of rivets that created what we now call jeans.