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Caitlyn Hundey

Boo! Did I scare you? – Halloween Festivities

October 30, 2021

Isn’t it annoying when Halloween is coming up and everyone, including oneself, is excited, but once it is here, all the excitement vanishes, for no apparent reason? It has happened way too many times and it is incredibly frustrating. Yet there are many activities to do to get into a spooky mood. 

The most effective way to get in the Halloween spirit is to light a candle that smells like pumpkin, vanilla, campfire, or cinnamon. Especially at night when it is the only source of light in a room while reading or journalling, cozied up with a fuzzy blanket. The single flame from a burning candle adds so much to the atmosphere to make it just spooky enough. It is such a good feeling. 

Another idea could be visiting a farm with friends, maybe one that has a pumpkin patch or a small bakery to get fresh, warm, pastries from. Then go home and carve pumpkins, while drinking a warm beverage like chai tea, pumpkin spice lattes or maybe even apple cider. If one hasn’t had enough, bake some more treats once you get back home. 

However, there are two sides to celebrating this day, the nicer, softer side or the darker, scarier side. 

For that, one could go to a haunted house. There are extremely good ones, locally and for a very reasonable price, but if one is feeling up for something more extravagant, the Halloween Haunt at Canada’s Wonderland might be more to the speed. 

If instead staying home is more appealing, try watching a scary movie, or better yet, on a projector outside (if it is not too cold already). Having a movie outside gives a nice atmosphere; the trees rustling, owls hooting, maybe even a coyote howling. Just don’t get too spooked!

Halloween is a day celebrated on the last day of October each year. This year the day will fall on a Sunday. This tradition came from Samhain, which is a Celtic tradition where people would dress up and light bonfires in hopes to scare away ghosts and evil spirits. Though now we know this day just as fun, but maybe less spooky. It is filled with candy, trick-or-treating, jack-o-lanterns, spooky activities, costumes, and much more. Be safe and have fun! Happy Halloween!

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