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Do Mithras, Osiris, Adonis, and Dionysus share a December 25 birthday?

In The Da Vinci Code Dan Brown claims that Mithras, Osiris, Adonis, and Dionysus were born on December 25: Teabing groaned. 'Don’t get a symbologist started on Christian icons. Nothing in ...
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Why do we dress up to celebrate Halloween?

Why do people wear elaborate masks and costumes to celebrate Halloween? Did people dress up during the pagan festivals that inspired Halloween, or is the practice a modern addition?