Halloween is the night of October 31, the eve of All Saints’ Day, commonly celebrated by children who dress in costume and solicit candy or other treats door-to-door, according to Wikipedia.
We didn’t know how much of a big thing Halloween is till we relocated to Canada.
Even though we do not celebrate Halloween but we acknowledge it and my 2 older children understand this. They know what we celebrate and what we don’t and we have also taught them to respect other people’s culture as well. That we acknowledge or respect other people’s beliefs doesn’t mean we believe in what they believe in or in what they celebrate.
My son attends a private Islamic school so Halloween is not officially celebrated in his school but my daughter attends a public school because Nabeel’s school starts from age 5. To the best of my knowledge, all public schools celebrate Halloween.
So having her join in wearing costume in school for Halloween was not out of place for us. She’s still young and we didn’t want to let her feel left out in school (not like there is anything wrong in being different, but then she’s a young girl who may not be able to process some things). My favourite part of Halloween is the costume dress-up (but not the scary costumes though). 😊
Nabeelah wore a Bat Girl costume today.
Nabeel wore a Hulk (Marvel’s Incredible Hulk) costume for 2016 Halloween when he was in a public school. These children grow so fast.
How did Halloween go for you and the kids?