So we are not allowed to celebrate Halloween at school. No costumes, no pumpkin carving, no Halloween books or projects.
I understand it, sort of. Some religions are offended by Halloween with its hint of devilry, and some cultures actually believe in spirits and ghosts and thus find Halloween to be disturbing. However, I think an argument could be made that Halloween is not about devils, or witches, or ghosts, or black magic of any kind. Halloween is a festival for children, full of cultural richness, that helps them to confront and manage their fears whilst having a ton of fun.
Tomorrow is our big fall party, and we will celebrate Fall in all its glory, but I might just sneak in a Halloween book or song while we’re at it…..
How does your school handle Halloween? How do YOU handle it?