Since tomorrow is Devil’s Night, and the day after that is Halloween, I thought it would be fun to talk about those topics today. I’ll leave All Saints’ Day, and All Souls’ Day for someone else ;)
Is Devil’s Night celebrated where you live? Devil’s night here, in Southern Ontario, is pretty much an excuse for teenagers to get away with pranks, like smashing pumpkins, throwing eggs at houses, or covering someone’s tree with toilet paper. It’s definitely a night to stay in, and bring your pumpkins in. J
Now onto, Halloween! Is Halloween celebrated where you live? Do you like Halloween? I can always remember celebrating Halloween, from the costumes I wore when I was little, to the class parties, all the way up to today, where I am enjoying it anew with our daughter. And I will admit, I like it!
Although, lately I’ve been hearing that at some schools, in my area, the teachers want to have an orange and black day, to replace any mention or activities related to Halloween, because they argue that Halloween has roots in Paganism. Hence, the children would only be allowed to wear orange and black, there would be no costumes, or other traditional Halloween activities.
Do you agree with changing the holiday to orange and black day? If you do, then we will have to agree to disagree, because I see Halloween as a fun holiday. A time to dress up, play games, make Halloween decorations, visit a pumpkin patch, carve pumpkins, eat roasted pumpkin seeds, go trick-or-treating, and devour tons of chocolate and candy! J
You probably noticed that I left out watching horror movies. And that’s because I don’t watch them. I really do like a Happy Halloween, and not a scary one! Do you like horror movies? I really can’t watch them, because my writer’s brain is too imaginative to let me sleep after, and I do like my sleep! J
So please, share your thoughts, your memories, or what plans you have for Halloween this year, I’d love to hear from you!