Halloween 2014
Halloween is celebrated on 31 October every year. Getty

Halloween, also called All Hallows' Eve and Witches Night, is celebrated on 31 October every year.

The holiday was inspired by the Irish Celtic festival Samhain, which celebrates the end of the harvest season.

IBTimes UK has put together top ten quotes for Halloween 2014:

  • 'Tis now the very witching time of night,
    When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out
    Contagion to this world. - William Shakespeare
  • There is a sacred horror about everything grand. It is easy to admire mediocrity and hills; but whatever is too lofty, a genius as well as a mountain, an assembly as well as a masterpiece, seen too near, is appalling. - Victor Hugo
  • The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown. - HP Lovecraft
  • Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other. - Sir Francis Bacon
  • Proof of our society's decline is that Halloween has become a broad daylight event for many. - Robert Kirby
  • Clothes make a statement. Costumes tell a story. - Mason Cooley
  • Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen, Voices whisper in the trees, "Tonight is Halloween!" - Dexter Kozen
  • A grandmother pretends she doesn't know who you are on Halloween. - Erma Bombeck
  • Acting is like a Halloween mask that you put on. - River Phoenix
  • Witch and ghost make merry on this last of dear October's days. - Anonymous