Celebrating Differently


Annie Wild, Journalist

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Halloween is a holiday celebrated at the end of each October. The holiday has accumulated some controversy in recent years. This contributes to the different ways families celebrate the harvest month. This day gives time for busy families to gather together and enjoy each other’s company more than they usually would. 

Celebrations range from dressing up, trick-or-treating, trunk-or-treating, parties, and harvest parties. Some of these events take place at churches, schools, and community centers. The way people choose to celebrate could be based on family views. No matter how the holiday is celebrated, being with friends and family is a common practice for the end of the autumn month. 

“My family and I always participate in downtown trick or treating […] on main street. It’s always really fun to watch my siblings get excited about dressing up,” states Jessica Winchell, junior. 

Spending time with loved ones is always a great way to spend any holiday. Doing fun activities that all members of the family enjoy creates amazing memories that will last a lifetime. Younger siblings may get annoying sometimes, but holidays such as Halloween shows ho w much love siblings have for each other. Quality time with family leaves a feeling of happiness. 

“My favorite part of Halloween is watching scary movies with my family. I think this is important because a lot of kids my age don’t spend time with their family,” said Nathan Curless, freshman. 

With the business of life finding time where the whole family can get together is a struggle. Having something in common that everyone can share means being able to spend time together for the holiday. 

“It’s important to uphold the tradition because it brings the family together and provides us with an activity the whole family can enjoy,” Winchell explains.