recently ...we had halloween festivites in US ...
when I first came to US I was quite surprised as to what kind of festival is this where every house has been decorated as haunted house? wearing Halloween (scary)costumes ...may be to appease ghosts?I was kinda scared myself as it gave me a creepy feeling ....I dint celebrate this for sometime ...But then later I had kids who really liked this trick n treat and fun behind this humongous festivity!
the history behind Halloween is...
ancient religion of the Celtic tribes (circa 500 B.C.) from whom came the Britons, Scots and the Irish. Present day Britain's, Scots, Welsh and Irish are all descendants from these ancient Celtic tribes,believed in the spirit world. They worshipped over 300 gods. Their chief god was the sun and they celebrated two festivals revolving around the sun: Beltane, to mark the beginning of summer and Samhain or Saman to mark the start of winter.
The Celts believed that at the end of summer, Samhain, the lord of death becomes powerful and overpowers the sun god. On October 31, Samhain assembles all the evil spirits who had died the previous year and allows them to return home to visit the living.
Today, Halloween is a festival of fun for kids. An occasion to dress up as little monsters, ghosts or witches. Over time the custom of adults dressing up as demons changed and the children took over. As they went from house to house they would knock at each house and cry "trick or treat". People would then give the children apples or buns and later candy to keep from being tricked...
Many halloween parties are kept on weekends where adults dress in ..different costumes ..there are special stores which carry costumes and all kinda scary things for this season ..these stores show up only during this time and are otherwise closed through out..the spirit of halloween shows up!!
The cops are very vigilant during this time as to no mis-happening should take place..it usually starts with police siren (an indication as to start officially ...trick n treat)and stops with a siren (as to be an indication that trick n treat is over.)
Most of the time parents accompany their kids and get dressed themselves too for trick n treat!
I was with my kids this year for trick n treat( no I dint wear halloween costume )...every house in the neighbourhood was haunted ...but there is always one best in Sub ...I have clicked few pictures to show my friends ...
|the joker I guess.|
|the best haunted house in the Sub!|
|witch on the breakfast table :)|
|the best haunted house.|
|the skeleton ..there was a huge smoke when we enter the house.|
|dont miss the fall colour behind Harry Porter.|
|my little one.|
|my older son.|