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Hold on to your heads for Halloween, celebrating the 3,000-year-old Celtic festival of Samhain

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The Macnas arts company at the Halloween parade in Dublin city centre as part of the capital’s Bram Stoker festival. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

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