What is the best part of Halloween for you?
Are you planning to dress up for Halloween this year? Do you enjoy going trick or treating? What is the best part of Halloween for you? Is it the
dressing up? The treats? Handing out treats
for the little ones coming around? Is it the getting together with friends to do something a little bit crazy?
Did you ever ask your grandparents what they did for Halloween when they were your age? Do you think they wished they could get dressed up and go out trick or treating with you? What would you do if they asked you to get them into a costume?
How asking questions can help you learn
My oh, my. Nana does ask a lot of questions. Do your grandparents do that too? There I go again asking another question. LOL. Older people who care about you like to know what you think about things. They want to get to know you better.
Last week Nana gave you a list of questions to ask your grandparents. Asking questions is one way of getting to know others better. And when you want to make friends with someone, the first thing you do is ask them questions. You hope they will want to know who you are too.
Why we Have Halloween
But today we are talking about Halloween. Do you know why we have Halloween? The next day is ‘All Saints Day’, a festival day in many churches where honor is given to the dead and certainly to the saints who are now in heaven. The original name was ‘All Hallow’s Eve’. I was taught that
on Halloween, people originally dressed up as saints to confuse the devil who prowled hoping to tempt the saints to sin or to destroy them.
Some churches even today have children dress up as saints at tomorrow’s church services where they say prayers for the dead. Did you ever do that?
Nana did some research on Halloween before writing this post and found something very
surprising to her. It was in an article in Wikipedia and I think you might be surprised and interested in what it said. There was a lot of information there that I had never heard about. Wikipedia is a great place to get information about things.
Another Best Part of Halloween
Another thing I looked up in Wikipedia was Jack-o’-lanterns. Here again, I found some interesting stories about their origins as well as a great article on how to carve them and lots of pictures of carved pumpkins. Do you carve pumpkins for Halloween? Could you imagine carrying a lighted pumpkin around at night on Halloween instead of a flashlight? If I had to do
that I certainly would be looking for a small pumpkin and not the giant ones that I like to put on the porch.
The Best Part of Halloween for Nana and Your Grandparents
Nana wrote about some of her memories of Halloween when I wrote the post to your grandparents today. You might be interested in reading how she celebrated Halloween as a child. It would also be a good topic to ask your grandparents. I bet they have some good stories to tell you about their Halloween celebrations and costumes they wore. This might be another piece of information to add to your history of your grandparents.
I’d enjoy hearing about your plans for Halloween and you can tell me about them in the comment box under this post.
Closing thoughts for you
Have a very fun and safe Halloween. Remember to have your parents check over your treats before you eat any of them. And be generous in sharing your treats with family and friends.
Love, Hugs, and Prayers,
“Greed causes fighting;
trusting God leads to prosperity.”
Proverbs 28: 25
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