Halloween or Hallowe’en is a contraction of Hallows’ Evening and is celebrated on the 31st of October every year.
Traditional activities include carving pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns, dressing up in Halloween costumes and going trick or treating.
Halloween is a fun time for telling scary stories, watching horror films and visiting haunted attractions.
What does Trick or Treat Mean?
Trick-or-treating is when children dress up and go house to house, asking for treats such as candy with the question, “Trick or treat?”
The word “trick” implies a “threat” of mischief on the homeowners if no treat is given.
What Costume Can I Wear?
There are many popular Halloween costumes such as vampires, monsters, ghosts, skeletons, witches, and devils.
Nowadays, many younger children prefer to dress up as popular movie characters, superheroes or princesses.
What Games Can I Play?
One common game is apple bobbing in which apples float in a large basin of water and the player must use only their teeth (no hands) to remove an apple from the container.
Another traditional game involves hanging up syrup-coated scones or biscuits on strings. Players must eat the swinging treats, without using their hands, from the string.
Telling ghost stories and watching horror films are popular activities at Halloween parties. New horror films are often released just before Halloween to take advantage of the holiday and television specials with a Halloween theme are also very common.
So what’s your favourite Halloween activity or costume? Please share your ideas in the comment section and Happy Halloween!