Halloween in Clinton

Halloween in Clinton

Blake Burgess, Writer

Halloween is a holiday where kids and adults can express their spooky, fun, and hidden side; while going out, dressing up in costumes, and just letting go and having fun.  Halloween is an annual holiday celebrated each year on October 31st, and Halloween this year is on Wednesday.

It all started with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. People would light bonfires and wear costumes to scare off the ghosts. In the 18th century, Pope Gregory III set November 1 as a time to honor and remember all the  saints. All Saints Day shared some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before All Saints Day was known as All Hallows Eve and then later became the well known name of Halloween. Halloween has become a day of activities like trick-or-treating, carving jack-o-lanterns, family get togethers, and scary costumes along with  eating a lot of candy.

In our community we celebrate Halloween with many events, such as, Trunk or Treats at churches around the county, hayrides, and the haunted house with the Scare On the Square downtown in Clinton. The haunted house is on Monday, October 29 and the Scare On the Square Tuesday, October 30.