Halloween is the spookiest holiday of the year; it is also the most popular holiday for both kids and adults. Why people love Halloween Day? Perhaps, everyone loves this holiday because it involves getting dressed up and Halloween parties. When you celebrate Halloween Day, you cannot only play Halloween games in the party but also eat delicious Halloween food and drink Halloween beverage. Besides children’s traditional trick-or-treating game, there are more things to do on Halloween Day. For example, you can share interesting or scary Haalloween stories with your kids.
If you decide to tell Halloween stories to your kids, you should prepare some pumpkins and kids’ costumes. Don’t forget to buy yourself a story book about Halloween. First of all, you can explain the kids about the origins of the holiday. The majority of our modern Halloween activities and celebrations were originated from medieval Christianity, but there were some traditions come from an old Irish festival, which is called Samhain. This old festival is the start of winter and the new year. As people celebrated the dead on the festival, it was the early phase of modern Halloween Day.
Why the spooky festival is popular among different countries? This festival should be obliged to the wide spread of Christianity in Europe in the ninth century. The Christianity church declared November 1 All Saints Day to honor saints, and this day finally became Allhallowmas to honor the mass of all saintly ones. And the night before this day was named as All Hallows Eve. At last, we celebrated Halloween Day on October 31 every year.
After you explained the origin of Halloween Day, you’d better tell them some stories about interesting Halloween activities, such as trick-or-treating. Kids are dressed in spooky Halloween costumes or wear scary Halloween beads bracelets to play the trick-or-treating game on Halloween night. In the previous All Souls Day, early Christians went door to door begging for “soul cakes,” and they would return a prayer for the giver’s soul. This game has another version of Samhain. People would wear masks representing the dead and went from house to house to collect food that had been reserved for the departed. When kids play the trick-or-treating game, they would prefer candies or cupcakes to other foods. What is more, kids can wear spooky Halloween costumes and play games with their pals. Thus, almost every kid is looking forward for the spookiest festival of the year.