There are many time-honored traditions around the United States and western civilization in general. One of such honored traditions is Halloween. In case you live under a rock, Halloween is celebrated every year on every 31st of October.
The Origin of Halloween dates back to the ancient Celtic festival, over two millennia ago. Originally, Halloween was used to mark the end of summer and harvest, and the beginning of winter, a dark and cold time. The Celts who lived at that time believed that day, the barrier between the dead and the living was thinned.
Over two millennia later, the tradition is still carried on. True, some of the meaning may have changed, but October 31st is still a day held in high regard.
One of the items most often used to mark Halloween is pumpkins. People carve out pumpkins in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Some of them are scary, others are cute. However, the pumpkin tradition may be soon coming to an end.