Halloween or Hallowe'en is short for All Hallows Eve. Opinion varies on whether its roots and traditions come from Christians or Pagans. Modern day Halloween celebrations tend to be of the commercial kind such as trick-or-treating or Halloween themed fancy dress parties. It is popular to make toffee apples and carve pumpkins into lanterns to place in the windows or on the porch of a house. Originally intended to frighten evil spirits, these now tend to just encourage trick or treaters to approach!