The coming weekend is Halloween. Prepare for a funny and scary weekend! Bring out the Halloween decoration and your most amazing outfit.
This holiday tradition originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. The new year of the Celts (people who lived in the area of Ireland, United Kingdom and northern France) started on the 1st of November. Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred. On the night of 31st October they celebrated Samhain, an evening that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth.
Sounds scary? Don’t be. Death is part of life and it’s good to be aware of that. It is a good time to cherish the people and animals who have passed away in your life. To remember them and be grateful for what they mean to you. So enjoy this Halloween weekend and celebrate life! Hereby some tips you can do:
- Decorate your house in Halloween style and wear your favorite Halloween outfit.
- Arrange a creepy lunch with some friends. Make your own scary food. Like vegan stuffed bell pepper Jack O’lanterns, vegan bloody cups, vegan pastry voodoo dolls and vegan Frankenstein brown rice krispie treats.
- Buy a pumpkin and carve a pumpkin. In a cat shape or a scary house.
- Buy some Halloween candy and play Halloween Tic-Tac-Toe.
- Grab a warm blanket and snuggle on the couch to read a book. For kids there is a lot of choice. Think about Roald Dahl with The Witches, Goosebumbs welcome to dead house from R.L. Stine and What was I scared of by Dr. Seuss. For adults, you can read a book like The Shining from Stephen King or Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.
- Watch your favorite scary movie. One of my favorite ones is The Grudge and The Ring. If you don’t like scary movies or have small children around, you definitely need to watch Hotel Transylvania with the funny Drac.