October 31 Halloween is celebrated throughout the United States.
What happens on Halloween?
Here are some facts about Halloween, as it is practiced today:
1. Kids enjoy dressing up in costumes.
2. Some adults also enjoy dressing up, too.
3. Some schools and work places allow their students and employees to come to school or work in their costumes.
4. This day is fun for many people; some people don’t really celebrate it.
5. Around dusk, parents take their young children trick-or-treating. This means they walk around their neighborhoods, knocking on doors and saying “trick or treat”. Kids receive candy or other treats (like pencils or little toys).
6. Some towns celebrate Halloween with a costume parade. (My town does this and my kids have loved it!)
7. If you want kids to come to your house, leave your porch light on. If you don’t want anybody to come knocking at your door, leave your light off.
8. Some people love to decorate for Halloween, both inside their homes and in their yards. Typical decorative items are: carved pumpkins with candles inside (jack-o-lanterns), skeletons, ghosts, witches, and other spooky things.
9. Adults and teens often attend Halloween parties.
10. Some people like to go to see the Rocky Horror Picture Show, in costume.
Of course, the main idea of Halloween is to have fun, dress up and get candy. If it’s not your cup of tea, then you don’t really do anything. But if it is, you will likely have a blast.
I haven’t dressed up in years, but my children certainly enjoy dressing up and getting candy.
To read about the history of Halloween, read this wikipedia page.
Look at these stylin’ folks!
Here’s a video of a song that is popular around Halloween time.
Pumpkin Carving on Martha Stewart