Halloween; a new season in the month of October
Translated by Elisavet Kechagia
Based on the original text by Stefi Rashkova
Halloween; What it is about and how it is celebrated
Halloween is well known around the world and is mainly celebrated in the United States on the night of October 31st. The children dress up and go from door to door, filling their baskets with treats and sweets. That’s what makes me insanely jealous! Here in Greece we might not go “trick or treating”, but we surely love having fun and enjoy a good trick! So what can we do to celebrate the spookiest month of the year in our own way and…raise some spirits, ours included?
Horror wants company
Gather your friends around at a house and watch horror or Halloween themed movies, with plenty of sweets and potato chips to accompany them!
There are lots of costume parties out there. It is time to spice up your night out! Put on your costumes, or masks and the party is on! And why not throw one yourselves?
Also, sleepover! Gather round friends to sleep over at your house and spend the night telling spooky stories. Ghosts, vampires, werewolves…you name it! You can surely borrow books from the nearest library, buy them, or find them in PDF format. A good place to start is the Goosebumps series. You should go for short, but promising stories.
Me, myself and I…
You find yourself in a group of Halloween Grinches being the only one in a pumpkin hat? No problem! Skull shaped sweets and spooky movies or books will do the trick. Moreover, there are lots of popular stores, especially if you live in big cities, that sell themed decorations. And in our case pumpkins, skulls, skeletons…Try to give life to a pumpkin and decorate your yard, or balcony!
If you are a fan of cooking it gets even better. You can draw inspiration from Pinterest and create your own treats! Pumpkin cakes, pumpkin spice latte, apple cider just to name a yummy few! You can also make a playlist, or find one to get you in the right mood. And of course, be it with company or not, you should definitely make a bucket list and tick off all the ideas you brought to life this Halloween.