The month of October seems to be dominated by one specific subject – “Halloween.” Initially called “All Hallows’ Eve,” a religious celebration to remember and honor the dead. Halloween has changed considerably over the years.
This time of year, grocery stores are crammed with candies and sweets. People put up Jack-o’-Lanterns and create spooky outfits for the celebration. Why we celebrate Halloween is a common question, but what makes the celebration more exciting are the traditions. So listed here are five popular and enjoyable Halloween traditions and their origins.
The best part of Halloween is wearing scary and silly costumes. You can expect to see every outfit during Halloween and even days before the day of celebration. From Egyptian mummies and zombies to dead celebrities’ impersonations, cartoon characters, and even animals in their crazy and out-of-this-world costumes. This type of event is common in many places, and it allows children and adults alike to dress up and celebrate in their most outrageous get-ups.
Halloween is a day of candies and chocolates. On October 31, trick-or-treating takes place at night. After school, kids dress up in their spookiest costumes, then they walk around their neighborhood, shouting “Trick or treat!” at each door. They get all kinds of candies and chocolates to enjoy the day after.
You’ll see Jack-o’-Lanterns on nearly every front porch during the Halloween season. In the United States, pumpkin carving, or making Jack-o’-Lanterns, is a favorite Halloween activity for many families. Carving a pumpkin is a huge part of the Halloween celebration.
Scary Stories or Horror Movie Marathons
Halloween is a time for just a little bit of extra creepiness. Telling scary stories about ghosts, monsters, and terrifying creatures is a popular way to get into the Halloween spirit. You and your buddies can share horror stories in the dark or even binge-watch scary Halloween movies over popcorn.
Visiting Haunted Places
Every Halloween, venues throughout the country transform into terrifying dungeons. It’s not uncommon for haunted houses to combine a range of frightening themes to create the ultimate terror for the visitors. If you visit one, keep an eye out for performers hiding behind corners as you pass through the darkened rooms. Only the bravest enter these spooky houses.
Celebrating Halloween Amid COVID-19
Halloween is celebrated all across the globe. Both adults and children participate in making this event fun and memorable. Even amid the COVID-19 pandemic, families found ways for kids to experience Halloween. And now that restrictions are lesser, everybody is hoping that the Halloween celebrations will be back to how they used to be this coming October-November.