Oct 28

Happy Halloween

Posted by Lilian

Happy Halloween

Halloween or Hallowe’en is also known as All Hallows’ Eve. It is a yearly celebration observed in many countries around the World on October 31.  It is also a day dedicated in remembrance of the dead and all believers who have faithful departed.  Halloween is also a time for honoring the saints and praying for the recently departed souls who have yet to reach Heaven.

Typical festive Halloween activities include trick or treat, decorating and carving pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted attractions, attending costume parties, playing pranks, telling scary stories and watching horror films.

Adults dressed up in costumes portraying frightening creatures that resemble supernatural figures such as witches, vampires, monsters, ghosts, skeletons and devils.  They are basically the traditional Halloween costumes while small children prefer the Disney characters.  Some of the popular characters are from fiction, celebrities and generic archetypes like ninjas and princesses.  Houses and yards are decorated with traditional images of skeletons, ghosts, graveyards scenes with night time creatures like bats.  These decoration can be scary, spooky and very creepy.

Children dressed in their disguise Halloween costumes  go door to door in their neighborhood for trick or treat night.  The very young children are usually accompanied by adults.  They are rewarded with sweets and chocolate bars when they go guising.

In the US, Halloween comes in the wake of the yearly apple harvest.   Candy apples, toffee apples and caramel apples are common Halloween treats made by rolling whole apples in a sticky sugar syrup.  Sometimes  they are rolled in nuts.  Families will celebrate Halloween with dinners and treats while some will be attending spooky parties.

A few years back when we were in Arizona, we had some 40 children who came to our door for trick or treat Halloween night and good thing we had enough candies and chocolate bars for them.  So how many children came knocking on your door last year and how many are you expecting this year?  Share with us by submitting a Comment.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN !