Posted on October 21, 2012 · Posted in This Month by

Halloween is approaching, are you ready for some ghoulishly scary noms?
Apart from Christmas, Halloween is the best holiday of the year!
Halloween is also known as All Hallows’ Eve. Celebrated on the 31st October. The roots are not exactly known but it can be traced back to Celtic times. There are thoughts Halloween could have been influenced by the Christian Holy days: All Saints Day (All Hallows, Hallowmas or Hallowtide) celebrated on 1 November and All Souls Day on 2 November.

The word Halloween was first mentioned in the 16th century and is a Scottish variant of the fuller All-Hallows’-Even (evening) – the night before All Hallows Day.
Halloween traditional colours are black and orange and symbols associated with it are mainly: death, monsters, occult, witches, undead.

The main symbol is a carved pumpkin lantern. And of course there is no Halloween without Trick or Treat. Kids dress up for the occasion and go from house to house asking the question Trick or Treat? in order to receive some treats (candies, some people give money) . If tricked then they are expected to sing a song or tell a (ghost) story to earn their treat.

 

Traditional foods served on Halloween and during October include:

  • Dishes made with different types of pumpkin
  • Sweets and candies in shape like bats, spiders, monsters, skulls, anything scary!
  • Candy apples or toffee apples
  • Scary looking drinks