Rooted in multiple traditions and observed in countless ways, Halloween is a beloved celebration across much of the world. The Onion provides a timeline of the holiday’s inception and evolution:

7000 B.C.

Native Americans first cultivate pumpkins while searching for a foyer adornment that would go well with dried cornstalks

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600

Celtic tribes celebrate end of harvest season by getting drunk on a Tuesday night

1576

First appearance of nurse-of-ill-repute costume

1895

Candy corn somehow weasels its way into this thing

1908

Industrial Revolution gives way to thriving cheap rubbery mask sector

1915

German, French, and British soldiers lay down their weapons to trick-or-treat together between the trenches

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1955

First and only razor blade inserted into apple

1959

Haunted houses are legalized under the landmark Supreme Court ruling State Of Ohio v. Count Dracula’s Spooky Screamatorium

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1962

After pulling a rigorous all-nighter, a triumphant Bobby Pickett rhymes “mash” with “smash”

2003

Sixth-grader Kelsey Adams finally old enough to trick-or-treat without adult supervision

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2017

An eighth fucking installment of the Saw franchise