Halloween Now

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A jack o’lantern used as a decorative plant holder.

Siwon Woo, Contributor

Buena Park- Halloween is a holiday that so many people enjoy. Many people in the U.S. look forward to Halloween. When Halloween comes around, many houses are full of decorations.

Carving pumpkins

According to history.com , “The practice of decorating jack-o’-lanterns originated in Ireland, where large turnips and potatoes served as early canvasses.”

We make jack-o’-lanterns in any way we want. However there are some steps you have to follow. First pull out the guts and seeds. Second, draw the design you want. Then carve the pumpkin. You also have to condition the pumpkin. If you want to place a light under the pumpkin to make it light up you can.

Trick or Treat

According to dictionary.com the idea of trick or treat is

“Thought to be a custom borrowed from guising or mumming in England, Scotland, and Ireland. These involve dressing in costume and singing a rhyme, doing a card trick, or telling a story in exchange for a sweet.”

Even though it is a fun activity that you can only do on Halloween, Leona stated “Specifically for adolescents and teenagers sugar can be addicting. So if you are not old enough it is better for you to bring an adult to take care of you.”

According to news-journalonline.com who cited the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission,

“On average, 41 million kids across the U.S. go trick-or-treating and approximately 4,500 Halloween-related injuries occur each year.”

Even though there are parts to be careful there is no doubt that trick or treating is a fun activity. So you have to be careful when you go trick or treating.

Costumes

According to history.com, “The tradition originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints. Soon, All Saints Day incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain.”

There are many costumes for Halloween. Some people make their own costumes. Some cosplay a character from a movie and show. It  is one of the favorite event in Halloween that many people love.