The Trick-Or-Treat Holiday HALLOWEEN got its name from All Hallows Eve , the eve of All Saints Day. The carved Pumpkin lit by a Candle inside is the most prominent symbol in America and is called a Jack-O-Lantern.
Halloween Symbols of Death include graveyards – ghosts – skeletons – haunted houses. Symbols of Evil and Misfortune are witches – goblins – black cats. Symbols of Harvest are pumpkins – scare crows and candy corn.
The History Channel at History.com has a great website / page up all about Halloween with several Halloween Videos.
Enjoy your Halloween Party