Halloween is a spooky and enjoyable holiday observed on October 31st. Individuals go dressed up as superheroes, ghosts, or witches and go trick-or-treating, which is going door to door collecting candy. It’s also the season for terrifying stories and eerie décor, such as pumpkins with faces carved into them. Halloween is all about enjoying yourself and subtly becoming a little scared.
Every year on October 31, the day before All Hallows’ Day, people celebrate Halloween. The original name of this unique day was “All Hallows’ Eve,” which was then abbreviated as “Halloween.”
History of Halloween
The history of Halloween is fascinating and lengthy. It all began more than 2,000 years ago with the Samhain festival, a Celtic celebration. With this festival, the harvest season came to a close and winter officially began. It was thought that on October 31st, the veil separating the living from the dead thinned and that spirits might return to Earth.
The Celts wore animal-skin clothing and built bonfires as self-defense measures. They thought that the ghosts would be scared off by these clothes. New Samhain celebrations were created when the Romans conquered the Celts and incorporated their customs.
The Christian church declared November 1st to be All Saints’ Day in the eighth century as a way to honour saints. Halloween originated from All Hallows’ Eve, the previous evening. Halloween customs grew around the world over time, changing into the celebration it is today.
Costumes for Halloween
The stylish clothes people wear on October 31st for the Halloween celebration are known as Halloween costumes. The custom has a long history; it may have started in Scotland as early as 1585. It all comes down to dressing up as eerie animals or well-known figures. Although adults are also joining in on the fun, it was originally primarily for children. The main goals of Halloween costumes are to be creative and have fun. Here are some examples of timeless outfits you can don:
- Wednesday Addams
- W i t c h
- Ladies FUN Costumes Under Wraps Mummy Costume
- Spider-Man Pet Costume
- Vampire Costume
Halloween Games and activities
Wind-Up Chomping Teeth Race: Kids of all ages love this game, but especially the younger ones. Simply arrange the kids so that they are lined up next to their wind-up chomping teeth, set up a starting line and a finish line and start the race! To ensure that it’s equitable for everyone, be sure to test the distance beforehand.
Spider Web Obstacle Course: In a tiny space or short hallway, use a roll of white streamers and tape them from one wall to the next to create an interesting obstacle course. Put some fake spider webbing in the mix and affix plastic spiders to the streamers. The goal of the game is to complete the course without ripping the streamers; for extra thrills, you can even set a time limit.
Spider in the Haystack: Place hay, Easter grass, or popcorn in a sizable plastic bucket or tub. Use fake skeletons or adhesive eyes instead of real spiders to hide in there. Children can find hidden rewards, such as sweets for some sweet motivation, by sticking their hands in the hay.
Tootsie Roll Brain: Build a jar and add seeds and pumpkin goop. Add more as you go. Bury tootsie rolls in there. For any dirty fingers during this exercise, make sure you have baby wipes handy.
A movie that is appropriate to watch around Halloween is a Halloween movie. To help you get into the Halloween spirit, these films frequently have eerie or ghostly elements. They can include beloved family classics like Hocus Pocus and The Nightmare Before Christmas as well as iconic horror flicks like The Exorcist and Halloween. The list of films you can see is provided below.
- Talk to Me
- Infinity Pool
- No One Will Save You
- Scream VI
- The Fall of the House of Usher
- 1-Robert Herrick: “The Hag” (1648)
- 2-Robert Burns: “Halloween” (1785)
- 3-George Gordon, Lord Byron: “Darkness” (1816)
- 4-Edgar Allan Poe: “The Raven” (1845)
- 5-John Donne: “The Apparition” (1633)
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