Halloween is a very popular festival here in the UK, it originates from a pagan festival held around the end of October in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. People believed that, at this time of year, the spirits of dead people could come ‘alive’ and walk among the living. They thought that it was important to dress up in costumes when venturing outside, to avoid being harmed by the spirits.
Today it’s a bit of harmless fun, and a chance for children to go trick or treating. Traditionally people will carve a face into a pumpkin and put it outside their house.
This free activity will be held at the school, and you can take your own pumpkin back to your homestay, or leave it at the school to light the next day which is Halloween!