Does the Central West do Halloween better than America?

Celebrated at the end of harvest season in Gaelic culture Halloween has origins in the ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain, pronounced 'sah-win’.  

Halloween is closely associated with the tradition of dressing up in costumes.

According to Halloween History, the practice of dressing up in costumes and begging door to door for treats on holidays can be traced back to the Middle Ages.

In Australia the popularity of Halloween started to rise in the past five to six years. 

More and more events and activities are being planned by community groups in the central west each year. 

In Lithgow a Halloween event is held annually in the Main Street, attracting more and more people every year.