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Why we celebrate Halloween

By TerSL 12 Oct 2017

Halloween, also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows' Eve, or All Saints' Eve, is a celebration observed in many countries on 31 October. It’s on the eve of the  Christian feast of All Hallows or all Souls Day and begins a three day period called of Allhallowtide when people remember the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs and family members. Many Christians observe All Hallows' Eve by attending church services and lighting candles for the dead.

In Mexico it coincides with The Day of the Dead (1 November), while many Halloween traditions originate from Celtic harvest festivals which may have pagan roots, particularly the Gaelic festival Samhain.

Today Halloween activities include, trick or treating, attending costumed parties, carving pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, playing pranks, visiting haunted attractions, telling scary stories and watching horror films.

Why not celebrate Halloween by entering our Decorate your flat for Halloween competition? or coming on our Scarefest trip to Alton Towers.  

Or if cooking's your thing why not try some of these spooky recipes out on your flatmates?

TerSL

TerSL is Teresa. She works for Derby Student Living and likes foreign travel, Spanish food and walking her dog Archie in the Peak District.
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