Today is Halloween, otherwise known as the best day of the year in North America. Well, at least I think so!
Every year on October 31st, North Americans, no matter what age, dress up in the scariest, sexiest, cutest and weirdest costumes you will ever see. Today is the only day of the year you can get away with walking down the street dressed up like a bloody vampire, and have nobody question you (unless you are in Toronto, then this happens a lot more often).
A popular tradition followed by North American children on Halloween is trick-or-treating. This is a fun game where the children dressed up in costumes and go from house to house asking “trick or treat?” While most neighbors tend to lean more towards giving treats, I did run into a magician or two during my childhood. The idea of trick-or-treat hails from the belief that one must be kind to the departed souls, or they will play a trick on the person. Some believe that the two worlds come closer during Halloween, which facilitate their communication with the ancestors.
Decorating the outside, and sometimes inside, of your house with cobwebs, tombstones, lights and Jack-o’-lanterns is also common today. Other festivities also include: carving faces into pumpkins (this is called a Jack-o’-Lantern), watching scary movies, eating a lot of candy and costume parties!
There comes a time when you start getting dirty looks from adults during trick-or-treating. This means that you are no longer a kid (tear), and you must celebrate Halloween in other ways. So, how do I celebrate Halloween each year as an “adult”? Watch the video and find out!
How are you celebrating Halloween?
Are you dressing up today?
Kristen Sarah is a full-time traveller, tiny home owner and adventure junkie. She has one of the leading YouTube travel channels and is the head honcha of award-winning travel and lifestyle website, Hopscotch the Globe.