28 Oct Pumpkins, and Witches, and Ghosts, Oh My!
The fall season comes with changing temperatures, new colors in nature, fallen leaves, more wind; but most of all it brings Princesses, Ghosts, Witches, Pirates, and even some Pumpkins. We are referring, of course, to Halloween! Halloween, or All Hallow’s Eve, is widely believed to be derived from Celtic harvest festival known as Samhain. Others believe that the celebration occurs on the eve of Western Christian All Hallow’s Day fest, which is in remembrance of the dead, saints, martyrs, and faithfully departed. However you observe this day, we all share the excitement of being out in the brisk fall air dressed as our favorite superhero or scary character.
This time of year children and adults alike enjoy the tradition of dressing up like someone, or something, else. They wander the streets of their neighborhoods seeking treats for clever disguises. They carve faces into pumpkins, dress their houses in spider webs, and welcome the night of tricks. How fun!
When Trick-or-Treating, make sure to stay safe by keeping kids close, or going out in a group. Get creative with your costumes, but remember to wear bright colors, and use the right size to prevent falls or trips. Use safe accessories to avoid injuries.
Halloween isn’t only about Trick-or-Treating, it is also a reaso
n to spend time with your family, and have a little fun with scares. You can watch scary movies, listen to Halloween music (the Monster Mash, comes to mind!), you can even ready scary stories!
We hope that this Halloween, moms, dads, kids, even grandmas and grandpas, enjoy a night of ghosts, witches, ghouls, and pumpkins!