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We get ready to carve pumpkins and greet trick-or-treaters as Halloween draws near and the crisp autumn air approaches.
by Ruby Adherhold and Kelsey Edmondson
Since Halloween is one of the most widely observed holidays, each person has its own customs and preferences. What is the best candy? How old must you be before you can no longer go trick-or-treating on Halloween night in search said candy?
Here are some of the Halloween activities that WGHS students have planned, along with their thoughts on various parts of the holiday.
WGHS freshman, Avery Michie, describes in detail what Halloween is like for her. "I still go trick-or-treating occasionally." She goes on to say that attending a party every year for Halloween is a tradition she and her family have. It seems like fun! "I don't think that any age is too old to go trick or treating," Avery declares. You can get a lot of happiness out of it. Kit-Kat candies are her favorite, and king-sized candies are the greatest to acquire on Halloween. Avery hasn't decided on her Halloween costume yet.
Erik Persaud, a former sophomore at WGHS, gave an explanation of Halloween's significance and his typical activities. Snickers are one of his favorite Halloween candies. Erik goes on to say that trick-or-treating is inappropriate for anyone over the age of eighteen. When asked, "What is the worst candy to get during trick or treating?" he replied, "Milk duds." He asserted that his family doesn't follow any annual traditions. He says that "Fire Fighters" are his favorite costume outfit.
We hope that everyone at WGHS has a fun and safe Halloween!
***Further Information from History.com on the ancient origins of Halloween
"Halloween’s origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in). The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago, mostly in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom and northern France, celebrated their new year on November 1. This day marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of year that was often associated with human death. Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred. On the night of October 31 they celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth."
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