Fix Halloween Holidays

Halloween Tradition Is No Trick, But A Treat
Jack-o-lantern carved by YJI reporters Yelena Samofalova,
Mary Majerus-Collins and their friend, Jody Theriault

By Monica Blaze
WIXOM, Michigan, U.S.A.
– Houses are decorated in haunted decor, children trick-or-treat in their
neighborhoods, and ghosts and goblins walk the streets.
On October 31 every
year, this is what Americans see as Halloween.

What started as a
Celtic tradition has changed into an Americanized holiday that is thrilling and
full of treats!
One of the traditions
celebrated on Halloween is the distribution of candy from house to house in
each neighborhood, commonly known as trick-or-treating.

Jody Theriault, a freshman
 at Hall High School
 in West Hartford, Conn.,
 models her Halloween mask.


Children, dressed up in
costumes – scary or not – go up to each 
doorstep and say the words,
“trick-or-treat” in hopes of getting a small candy treat. The implied message
is, hand over a treat and I won’t play a trick on you.
Generally, people hand
out candy, even if they aren’t worried about what the “trick” will be.
In my 16 years of
trick-or-treating, I have always received a treat. The people at some houses
even go to such extremes to pass out full-sized candy bars or donuts and cider.
For some teenagers,
haunted houses, corn mazes, and bonfires top their list of activities, but for
me, of all the things to do on Halloween, trick-or-treating ranks among the
most fun.
There’s something for everyone
on Halloween. It’s a fun holiday that anyone can celebrate!