Halloween (also referred to as All Hollows' Eve) is a holiday that's celebrated in America on 31 October of each year, regardless of what day of the week this date falls on. Although it is rooted in religion, Halloween today is enjoyed mainly because of its decorations, costumes, candy, treats, and general excitement, and furthermore, it is enjoyed by most everyone.
Before Halloween, many individuals carve a design into an orange-colored pumpkin, or a solid, durable vegetable. Once a personally satisfying design is carved, a lit candle is typically put inside a pumpkin, thereby making it a Jack-O-Lantern. At night, this design lights up against the darkness.
Besides carving pumpkins, some celebrate Halloween by putting decorations up. Supernatural (referring in this case to non-natural creatures that're typically based in fiction) figures, including vampires, ghosts, werewolves, zombies, and more, generally account for most of these decorations. Bugs, spiders, cobwebs, gravestones, and anything else that can be considered creepy (or unusual and possibly scary) can also be found on Halloween, in decoration form.
Only some adults celebrate Halloween, and they generally do so by attending parties. Inversely, the vast majority of children dress in costume (Halloween costumes can be based upon anything, from the mentioned supernatural creatures to the stars of today's films) and walk from door to door in search of candy—a practice known as trick or treat—on Halloween. After knocking on a door (houses that participate in Halloween usually leave a light on), one says, "Trick or Treat" and a piece (or pieces!) of candy is given to him or her.
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Please answer the following questions of understanding:
When does Halloween take place?
a 31 October
b 25 December
c 14 February
d Eight weeks before Christmas
What day of the week does Halloween fall on?
a Halloween is always on Saturday
b Halloween's day of the week varies by year
c Halloween is always on Friday
d Halloween is always on Monday
How do most children celebrate Halloween?
a By hanging ornaments on a Christmas tree
b By studying schoolwork
c By producing candies
d By dressing in costume and trick-or-treating
One can expect to see all of the following types of decorations on Halloween except:
b Gravestones and zombies
c Snowflakes and ribbons
d Spiders and other bugs
Some adults celebrate Halloween in which of the following ways?
a Buying Christmas gifts
c Attending Halloween parties
d Going to bed early