In case you didn’t know, some traditions that have led to our modern-day Halloween have been around for hundreds of years – and some for even longer than that. While they don’t all have spooky origins, some of them definitely do. ParadesIf your town has a Halloween parade, the idea was passed down from the Mexican Day of the Dead parades. These colorful processions predate the Spanish invasion of Mexico, and people used them to remember their deceased loved ones. Fun fact: 1958 was the first time the White House was decorated for Halloween.