By: Kaitlyn Fung, Grade 9
Hallowe’en is older than you think. The holiday originates in the 10th century, but back then it was known as All Saints’ Day, or All Hallows Day. All Souls’ Day (a day to pray for the dead) and Samhain (a Celtic festival meaning ‘summer’s end’) are also believed to be where Hallowe’en originates. Although for most people it’s a fun night where kids can score some free candy and dress up. So what are you going to dress up as this year?
Sonali Saxena, Grade 8- Something extreme. What’s extreme?
Kaitlyn- I don’t know. What do you think?
Sonali- A serial killer.
Rosalina Chu, Grade 10 – A pumpkin.
John Atienza, Grade 9 – I don’t know; a vampire?
Trang Dinh, Grade 12 – Mickey Mouse?
Aaron Leung, Grade 8 – A doctor or a surgeon.
Matina Kamdar, Grade 9 – I’m going to be a superhero with my sister!
Vincent Cheng, Grade 12 – I’m going to be a Pokémon. Totally.
Kaitlyn- Are you really going to?
Vanessa Mok, Grade 8 – I’m not planning on anything.
Lucas Chan, Grade 9 – I’m going to be Lucas.
Brendan Chan, Grade 11 – I’m going to be my EVIL twin brother.
“Halloween History” Halloween History – Infoplease.com: http://www.infoplease.com/spot/halloween1.html Mara Freeman, 1999
“The Celtic Year Samhain” Samhain: http://www.chalicecentre.net/samhain.htm Shmeul Ross, 2007.