Halloween is a holiday celebrated on the night of October 31. The word
Halloween is a shortening of All Hallows' Evening also known as Hallowe'en or
All Hallows' Eve.
Visiting haunted houses
Originated by Irish and Scottish
Halloween is celebrated on 31st October every year.
Halloween is the modern name of an ancient Celtic holiday
People celebrate this day as a spiritual beginning of a new year.
Trick-or-treating, is an activity for children on or around Halloween in which they
proceed from house to house in costumes, asking for treats such as
confectionery with the question, "Trick or treat?" The "trick" part of "trick or
treat" is a threat to play a trick on the homeowner or his property if no treat is
given. Trick-or-treating is one of the main traditions of Halloween. It has
become socially expected that if one lives in a neighborhood with children one
should purchase treats in preparation for trick-or-treaters.
What are Jack O’ Lanterns?
Usually made from pumpkins
Typically the top is cut off
The inside flesh then scooped out
Usually a monstrous face is carved onto the outside surface and the lid
During the night, a candle is placed inside to illuminate the effect
Costumes are traditionally those of monsters such as vampires, ghosts,
skeletons, witches, and devils. There are also costumes of pop culture figures
like presidents, or film, television, and cartoon characters.
Punkin Chunkin is an annual event where people make large contraptions to
compete to see who can throw a pumpkin the farthest!
Cool Pumpkin Designs
Probably the only reason kids go trick-or-treating is for the CANDY!
Fifty percent of kids prefer to receive chocolate candy for Halloween, compared
with 24% who prefer non-chocolate candy and 10% who preferred gum.
Another Fun Fact...
The largest pumpkin ever measured was grown by Norm Craven, who broke
the world record in 1993 with a 836 lb. pumpkin.
Movies Created for Halloween
Beetle Juice, Hocus Pocus, Harry Potter and The Sorcerers Stone