Enter the dragon: No tricks, just a visual treat

A Chinese dragon made from illuminated pumpkins taking pride of place at the "Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns" show in Los Angeles, California, over the weekend. The four-day show featured thousands of carved pumpkins ahead of Halloween, which is celebra
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A Chinese dragon made from illuminated pumpkins taking pride of place at the "Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns" show in Los Angeles, California, over the weekend. The four-day show featured thousands of carved pumpkins ahead of Halloween, which is celebrated in various countries on Oct 31, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day. Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, costume parties, decorating, carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing and divination games as well as playing pranks, visiting haunted attractions, telling scary stories and watching horror films.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 18, 2016, with the headline 'Enter the dragon: No tricks, just a visual treat'. Print Edition | Subscribe