Prepare for a Spooky Halloween!


Jack Fogel

The calendar has hit fall just a month ago, and the weather has just began taking a little daily downfall. People get into fall spirit by dressing up in their favorite costumes on a spooky night. There might be ghosts, monsters, and even aliens invading the streets to scare people. That’s because a special festival-like holiday is in the air!


Yup, Halloween is right around the corner! Held every year on October 31, this day can be traced back to an ancient Celtic festival when black cats prowled and pumpkins gleamed. Its origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in). The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago, mostly in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom and northern France, celebrated their new year on November 1. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III, the Bishop of Rome designated this day as a time to honor all saints, which eventually incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows Eve, and later became known as Halloween. Over time, it evolved into a day of activities like trick-or-treating, carving jack-o-lanterns, festive gatherings, donning costumes and eating sweet treats.


Now if you want to have a really haunted holiday, make sure to follow these tips. First, decorate your place. This is a great opportunity to show your dedication and love for Halloween. A perfect thing to do if you want to fascinate others is to set up in your front yard as many scary decorations as you can. They can be ghosts, monsters, black cats, etc. Next, carve a pumpkin. Go to a fall festival and pick out some pumpkins that would be great to carve. After getting the pumpkin, a fun way to carve it is turning it into a jack o’lantern.You can use it to add to all the other decorations outside your place. Another way to prepare is to eat lots of candy, which is the most popular thing to eat on Halloween. 

As you know, you receive your candy from trick-or-treating. Some of the most popular candies to eat on Halloween are Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, M&M’s, Snickers, Hershey’s and Kit Kats.


Now one of the fun things to do on Halloween is to dress up in a costume. This is another great chance to show your Halloween spirit, but it is also a great way to show your love for your favorite thing. Most people like to dress up as something scary, which leads into the fifth, final and perhaps the best (and most fun) way to prepare for Halloween: scaring people. Take time out of the rest of October to practice and act out how you intend on scaring people; however, make sure it is all in good fun.


If you can follow all these tips, then you will have the best Halloween ever. You’ll even love the holiday more than you used to, possibly. Now get ready for the spookiest day of them all…