Halloween also known as All Hallows’ Eve, is a yearly celebration observed in a number of countries on October 31st, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows (or All Saints).
Celebrations include costume parties and trick-or-treating. Halloween is usually celebrated amongst family, friends and, sometimes, co-workers. However, some areas hold large community events. Parties and other events may be planned on October 31 or in the weekends before and after this date. Adults may celebrate by watching horror films, holding costume parties or creating haunted houses or graveyards.
Many children dress up in fancy costumes and visit other homes in the neighborhood. At each house, they demand sweets, snacks or a small gift. If they do not get this, they threaten to do some harm to the inhabitants of the house. This is known as playing ‘trick-or-treat’ and is supposed to happen in a friendly spirit, with no nasty or mean tricks being carried out. However, if your children take part, it is important to accompany them and to check their ‘treats’ to make sure they are safe to eat or play with.
Some families carve lanterns with ‘scary’ faces out of pumpkins or decorate their homes and gardens in Halloween style. These were traditionally intended to ward off evil spirits. If you are at home on Halloween, it is a good idea to have a bowl of small presents or sweets to offer to anyone who knocks on your door. This will help you to please the little spirits in your neighborhood! *Information from Wikipedia and timeanddate.com was used to create this article
We recently did a NYC Halloween Party and it was so much fun to see not only the children but adults get into the spirit of Halloween! Royal Photo Booth was able to capture some memorable moments at this event! Please enjoy our Halloween Photo Booth Pictures. Be safe Trick-or-Treating Lil Monsters!!!