Trick or Treat?
Halloween is the most eagerly awaited autumn holiday for kids. It’s a time of celebration, decoration, superstition and great fun!
Halloween originates from the Celtic festival that honoured saints and the harvest season and was also called All Hallows’ Eve. During the ancient festival villagers would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts. Over time, the festivity has evolved into a holiday known for trick-or-treating, pumpkins and donning spooky costumes and is nowadays celebrated across cultures in many parts of the world on the 31st of October.
The festive activities start with decorating yards, houses and even school premises with black and purple flying witches, hanging ghosts, bats, spiders and spider webs. And, of course, bright carved orange pumpkins with scary faces! This cherished Halloween tradition - also known as carving jack-o’-lanterns - has roots in a centuries-old Irish folk tale, which made the pumpkin the king of the porch and window sills decorations.
Dressing up is certainly the most exciting part of the holiday, which demands a lot of creativity and imagination. Traditionally, costumes and makeup should be as frightening as possible; however, there are no limits or boundaries to what or whom you can become. Kids might wear any weird combination of clothing and masks and have spooky face painting to scare the neighbourhood. Either self-made, or purchased, Halloween apparel is a great chance for self-expression and becoming somebody else.
Halloween festive gatherings offer lots of activities to make this day full of mystery and enjoyment: kids and adults attend fabulous costume parties, take part in pumpkin-decorating contests, visit haunted locations, watch horror movies, play pranks or tell scary stories, and the most important is, of course, trick-or-treating scavenger hunts!
This ritual of “trick or treat” amuses both kids and grownups. Little ghouls and goblins, witches, skeletons and vampires knock on the neighbours’ doors to receive candies. And after the trick-or-treating is done, the fun of tallying candies is always a special part of the night.
We at Kids Hits love this holiday and consider it the time of joy, creativity, inventive ideas, excitement and inspiration. We wish everyone to enjoy the celebrations and get caught up in a whirling vortex of Halloween positive emotions.