End of October is when people throughout the world dress up, make delicious goodies, and celebrate Halloween.
Halloween began in Ireland as Samhain, which means "summer's end," according to The Travel.
People believed spirits might wander among the living during Samhain. Bonfires were lit to fend off spirits and assure good farming luck.
Samhain costumes were different than today's. Wearing animal fur and skins warded against ghosts.
Irish holiday meal is distinctive. Halloween colcannon is mashed potatoes with kale or cabbage.
Food52 calls the traditional Halloween Irish bread "Barmbrack." This sweet tea-soaked yeast bread is loaded with dried fruit.