A Spooktacular Halloween at Cawston Park!9 November, 2019 - 08:15 News
A Spooktacular Halloween at Cawston Park!
We may well be hurtling towards the festive season, but we wanted to take a minute to reflect on the very scary and spooky Halloween Disco that took place at the end of October.
Why do we celebrate Halloween?
Halloween may well be the spookiest time of the year, with lots of scary superstitions. But where did it all start and why is it a reason to celebrate? Well, the origins of Halloween came from an ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. Samhain is a Celtic pagan festival meaning 'Summer's End' which celebrated the end of the harvest season. During this festival, people would light bonfires, wear costumes, and wear animal heads to ward off roaming ghosts.
Trick or Treat!
There are lots of superstitions associated with Halloween. One of the most well-known is Trick or Treat. This comes from when Halloween was better known as 'Mischief Night' when people would disguise themselves as witches and ghosts and knock on people's doors to get food or money.
Halloween at Cawston
Every year we love to throw a party for Halloween! In fact, at Cawston Park, we don't need too many reasons to have a party! But Halloween gives us an opportunity to really go to town with the decorations and creepy costumes. It's also a fantastic opportunity for people to get together, socialise, play some games and have a dance. That's why we try to organise lots of these types of fun events, in addition to the normal social events that happen every week.
The Halloween Disco was organised by our Education and Skills Development Team and held in the gym. The gym was decorated and even had a cauldron filled with (non-alcoholic) apple juice punch! Lots of people dressed up and everyone had a spooktacular time!