“Get your spooky on with Alexander Academy!!”  

Written by Alexander Academy in Blog, School News on October 31, 2022

Happy Halloween from the Alexandrians…  

We have officially arrived at the spookiest month of the year. With pumpkins, dress-up and funky nail art, Alexandrians have left no stone unturned to up the spooky quotient.  

A fun-filled day at the academy with costumes and many other unseen, unheard guests *BOOO*  The school has transformed itself into dungeons of fear and we are making sure every alley is covered with a ghost friend!  

The history of Halloween!

Halloween is a holiday celebrated on 31st October every year. The tradition originated from the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, where people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts.  

In history, Halloween was linked to the Samhain, the Celtic festival of the summer’s end celebrated in Scotland, Ireland, and the Isle of Man. 

According to Celtic mythology, the veil between this world and the other worlds thin down during this night which makes it easier for spirits and departed ancestors to return. People use this time to get on the good side of the departed ones by offering them food.  

Halloween has now become a day filled with activities like trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving, events, and gatherings, playing dress up as ghosts and zombies and eating treats. Modern day trick or treating is an amalgamation of various traditions.  

Ancient celts dressed up as evil spirits to confuse demons, in medieval Europe, dressing up as disguises and visiting neighbors while dancing, playing music, and doing tricks was popular on major feast days. .  

The modern-day trick or treating started off in early 1920s.  

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Teachers and students at Alexander Academy planned fun activities for their homeroom. From ghost musical chairs to pumpkin carving. The students learned all the ‘tricks’ on how to carve a pumpkin. Now, let us treat’ our eyes to these gorgeous pumpkins below:  

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