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Saint Barbara's Day in Lebanon

On the eve of the Dec. 4 holiday, Christian children across Lebanon dress in costumes and go trick-or-treating.

Saint Barbara's Day in Lebanon

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Groups of children dressed as pirates, witches and clowns giggled excitedly as they moved from house to house, collecting candy and treats.

Ghost and superhero masks hung in rows from storefronts. A little Captain Hook banged a drum while a boy dressed as an angel and a piggy-tailed princess sang, “Saint Barbara, she is running.”

This isn’t an American town at Halloween. It's Beirut, Lebanon, where excited kids are celebrating Saint Barbara’s Day.