To celebrate the Halloween festival, which is observed every year on October 31, Google has put up a interactive doodle in its home page. The occasion is also known as 'All Hallows' Eve' in most of the countries.
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The Halloween doodle features an aged witch going through a huge manuscript which looks like a book of spells that includes information related to witchcraft. In the process, she starts stirring the potion in a cauldron where users can pour in any two items out of the four which is visible in the four corners of the doodle.
These items consist of an apple, bone, skull and a bottle of kind of syrup. Soon after you pour in the two items in the syrup, the smoke covers the doodle and the witch vanishes.
If you mix the apple and the blue liquid, you will witness spiders on the screen or if you add the bone and the apple together to the cauldron, you can see pumpkins appear on the page.
Halloween has its origins in the ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain. It is a celebration of the end of the harvest season in Gaelic culture. Samhain was a time used by the ancient pagans to take stock of supplies and prepare for winter.
The ancient Gaels believed that on October 31, the boundaries between the worlds of the living and the dead overlapped and the deceased would come back to life and cause havoc such as sickness or damaged crops.