All things you need to know about Halloween

Amiah Grit, Staff Writer

What is the reason behind Halloween costumes?

There’s tons of different reasons for each person or where they live. A lot of places do have reasons such as keep the spirits away. The reasoning behind halloween costumes is for people to have fun or do what they see halloween as. “This is where the costumes came in, worn as disguises by festival-goers so they could “avoid being terrorized by all the evil spirits walking the Earth during Samhain.”” Studies have found that around this time of the year the thing between the dead becomes thinner. According to Lesley Bannatyne, people wear scarier costumes so the spirits will fear them.

What is the history behind halloween?

Hundreds of different stories and myths about the whole history of Halloween. The main one is about what it used to be like. Instead pumpkins turnips or dressing up for halloween not for fun but to keep spirits away. The history of Halloween is very interesting to learn. In order to avoid being terrorized by all the evil spirits walking the Earth during Samhain, the Celts donned disguises so that they would not be mistaken for spirits themselves and be left alone.” Heather Thomas said, Halloween is also a pagan religious celebration to welcome the harvest at the end of summer and everyone celebrates in different ways. She also said carving jack o lanterns wasn’t always pumpkins. They use to use turnips instead of pumpkins.

How old is too old for trick or treating?

Am I too old for trick or treating because I am 16. And I still want to trick or treat because it is fun to dress up and see all the other kids dressing up. Also going trick or treating with friends and if you aren’t rude when you trick or treat you are good. “Kids who engage with adults, don’t snatch candy, and say “thank you” are usually welcome at any age.” Kate Miller-Wilson said that if you are actually dressing up and being nice and polite then any age is welcome just don’t put on some cat ears or just a hat and call it a costume be respectful too.

How late is too late to trick or treat?

This is a important thing to know because you don’t want people knocking at your door at like 10pm. It’s good for everyone to know the exact time when it’s too late to trick or treat. “Older elementary kids, tweens, and teens will likely keep knocking until 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., or the time stated by your local curfew laws.” What Rebekah Lowin is saying that younger kids like toddlers go early like 5 to 6. The older kids should go later like 8 to 9. That is good because the younger kids keep a good bedtime. While the older kids prefer going out later even to avoid the younger kids.

What is Halloween’s most famous character?

The answer to that is Micheal Myers. It says it was one of the best horror films and that everyone has watched it and loved it. Even a good halloween costume for this year is gonna see a couple people dressing up like him. “The name Michael Myers is practically synonymous with horror slasher films, and his 1978 character from “Halloween” has spawned countless sequels.” Scott Gleeson said.

How did Halloween become a scary holiday?

It was people making up scary stories and telling it on that day or people decided it was a scary holiday. There’s tons of stories and assumptions about it. “On Halloween, when it was believed that ghosts came back to the earthly world, people thought that they would encounter ghosts if they left their homes.” Studies show that most people heard made up stories and thought that they were true and didn’t want to leave their homes on halloween night plus with all the movies. It also says that people thought to put out food outside their house thinking it would not let any ghosts in.