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Why do we “trick or treat” on Halloween?

On Halloween, children in masks and costumes visit houses and ask for treats, using the phrase "trick or treat". How did the tradition get started, and does it stem from the pagan festivals that ...
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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?