When witches go riding,
and black cats are seen,
the moon laughs and whispers,
‘tis near Halloween…
The pumpkins have been carved, costumes put together and fake spiders are at the ready: it’s the scariest night of the year again! The Globe students gathered in the Junior school for a Halloween celebration last night – there were carved pumpkins, cobwebs, spiders and hair-raising costumes, as well as sweets and trick-or-treating!
Last day of October sees the celebration of Halloween, St Hallows’ Eve or All Saints’ Eve every year, and this ancient pagan festival can be traced to over 2,000 years ago when it was celebrated by Celtic people.
Halloween has always been associated with the world of the dead and spirits – the ancient belief tells us that during this time, those who have passed away can contact the living and vice versa. For this reason, some of the Celts wore ghoulish costumes so that wandering spirits would mistake them for one of their own and leave them alone.Others offered sweets to the spirits to appease them.
We think that our students did a great job with the costumes and had a fantastic time in the process!