“Trick or Treat!” shout little witches, goblins, ghosts as they extend a bag across for candy. It is October and it’s time for Halloween!
Halloween is celebrated on the evening of October 31st, eve of the Christian feast of All Saint’s Day. In ancient Britain and Ireland, the Celtic Festival of Samhain was observed on October 31, at the end of summer…. The souls of the dead were supposed to revisit their homes on this day and the autumnal festival acquired sinister significance, with ghosts, witches, goblins, black cats, fairies and demons of all kinds said to be roaming about.
It has evolved over the years as a popular celebration that kids (and adults) look forward to. Homes are decorated with spooky props of cobwebs, nocturnal beings, skeletons and lawns are even converted to fake burial grounds. There are even contests on the best decorated home in a neighbourhood and folks take a drive around to view the decorated homes. Children dress up as witches, ghosts to popular characters like superheroes and princesses. They go door-to-door collecting goodies. Costume parties at school with games and Halloween parties at home are cheerful ways the second to Christmas festival is celebrated. Taking haunted house and locality tours is also popular.