Trick or Treat

How an ancient Celtic festival became Halloween


In August, clerks at my local supermarket cleared a two-car garage-sized space in the back corner of the store. Between the fresh vegetables and fish counter, they stacked hundreds of pallets of candy — enough sugar to induce a diabetic coma in half our city’s children.



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