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    • Halloween decorations are seen at Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen during the Danish Championships in giant pumpkins, held in Copenhagen, on 10 October 2020.
    • Shoppers at Mr. Jack O'Lanterns Pumpkin Patch on 3 October 2020 in Los Angeles, California.
    • A girl runs through a pumpkin patch installation during the Halloween at Descanso event at Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge, California, U.S., 9 October 2020.
    • Halloween candy and decorations are displayed at a store, Wednesday, 23 September 2020, in Freeport, Maine.
    • A woman reacts during a performance at the ScareCity Drive-in cinema, in Manchester, Britain, 8 October 2020.
    • A girl poses inside a pumpkin house installation during the Halloween at Descanso event at Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge, California, US 9 October 2020.
    • Halloween items for sale at a home improvement retailer store in Alhambra, California on 9 September 2020.
    • A vehicle drives through the HAUNT'OWEEN LA Halloween drive-through experience, in Woodland Hills, California, US, 8 October 2020.
    • Pedestrians wearing a face mask or covering due to the COVID-19 pandemic, walks past a tree decorated in pumpkins ahead of Halloween, in Manchester, northern England on 6 October 2020, after localised restrictions were introduced across the country's northwest following a spike in coronavirus cases.
    • Halloween decorations adorn the front yard of a house in the US.
    • A young boy wearing a costume attends Knott's Berry Farm's Halloween-themed attraction in Buena Park, California, US, 25 September 2020.
    • A house with Halloween lighting in a suburb of New York.
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    Halloween decorations are seen at Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen during the Danish Championships in giant pumpkins, held in Copenhagen, on 10 October 2020.

    Halloween is celebrated every year on 31 October, on the eve of All Saints' Day, traditionally considered the only day of the year when the spirits of the dead can return to Earth. Have a look how people around the world are preparing for Halloween in Sputnik’s photo gallery.

    Halloween is most widely celebrated in the US and Canada, where children dress up in costumes and go door to door, asking for candy.

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