Why do people give candy on halloween?

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There are several different reasons for why people might pass our candy on Halloween. Some people enjoy getting into the spirit of the holiday. Others pass out candy because they believe that in some cases, if you do not pass out candy, your house will be vandalized.
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The custom of Trick-or-treating has origins in the medieval practice of 'souling', when the poor would go door to door on November 1st, called Hallowmas or All Hallows Eve, to ask for food and prayers for the dead on the following day, All Souls Day.
The more recent custom of giving candy or treats originated in the idea that homeowners would do this to prevent mischief and pranks that were common on this night, hence the traditional saying "Trick or Treat".
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