Why Do We Dress Up for Halloween?
by Jaizon Jenkins
Ever since I was a young lad, I always wondered to myself why do people dress up for Halloween? Most of the people in the world should know that Halloween is a holiday in October that celebrates the dead. The tradition of Halloween is when people dress up in costumes and go out to trick or treat, throw a party, or do whatever they desire to do. But the question is, why do we the people dress up and celebrate Halloween?
“I think people like to pretend to be somebody else for one day,” commented Guidance Counselor Susan Nash. That can actually be a fun thing to do! I’m guessing it’s all just for entertainment to dress up as someone you want to be just for a holiday.
“I like to dress up in funny costumes. I like the girl that’s dressed as a pineapple, that is my favorite costume,” said Nash. Senior Ornella Sankeu said, I like dressing up because it’s fun, the Scooby Doo costume I [saw] is my favorite, it’s the coolest.”
Intro to Business teacher Regina Stelma said, “I’m not into the Halloween traditions. I don’t like Halloween and I don’t like to dress up, I don’t take my grand kids, I don’t decorate.”
The tradition of Halloween is for kids and sometimes adults dress up in scary, funny, or ridiculous outfits and go to random strangers doors to trick or treat to get the greatest award that will give a person cavities for the rest of your life. I think this is kind of a mediocre holiday to celebrate, I don’t think there is anything special about this.