We are officially into October now, which can only mean one thing... It's Halloween this month!

With less than four weeks to go until little ones from across west London head out trick or treating in cute and creepy Halloween costumes, we'll be bringing you everything you need to know about the spooky event on Saturday October 31.

How is Halloween celebrated in other countries?

Although the origins of Halloween dates back to Pagan times in the UK, and has evolved to become more influenced by popular culture and less traditionally spooky, it is celebrated differently across the globe.

In Mexico, Latin America and Spain, they celebrate All Souls Day which takes place on November 2, and is a three day celebrate that begins on October 31.

The celebration honours the dead, who they believe return to their earthly homes on Halloween.

Many families make an altar in their homes to pay their respects to their dead relatives or people they know, and decorate it with sweets, flowers and photographs, and the deceased’s favourite foods and drinks, and fresh water.

Austria's traditional celebration involves bread, water and a lit-up lamp as they welcome dead souls back to earth.

Belgium light candles in memory of dead relatives.

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Canada is the same as America and UK now, with carved pumpkins and treat or treating a normal part of celebrations.

In China, Halloween is known as Teng Chieg. Food and water are placed in front of family members who have left, and bonfires and lanterns are lit to light the paths of the spirits as they travel on earth on Halloween night.

France doesn't celebrate Halloween to honour the dead, but because of their love of parties and costume events, there has been more acknowledgement of the event in more recent years.

Germany put their knives away on Halloween night to not risk harm to or from returning spirits.

Hong Kong calls their Halloween celebration Yue Lan and they believe that spirits wander around the world for 24 hours.

Sweden's Halloween is known as Alla Helgons Dag and it is celebrated from October 31 to November 6.