Halloween has always been one of my favorite time of the year. I have to admit that my dad was the one who made it extra special. His love for Halloween and all things spooky meant he put A LOT into Halloween Festivities.
Every year – my parents would throw us a big Halloween party – complete with pumpkin painting, bobbing for apples, and pizza and cake. But of course – for it to be a real Halloween party it had to have a “walk” through. My father would take the whole month of September to transform the woods behind my childhood home into a spooky forest! My mom would then tell us a ghost story and lead us into the woods for a tour.
Because we attended Catholic School – the day after Halloween – meant no school! All Saints Day !! So naturally after the walk, we cozy up in our pajamas and watch a horror film. It didn’t get much better than that!
Halloween has always been a special day in my life. Now – I celebrate it with spooky movies and costumes on my dogs. But the thrill has never left. It’s once a year that everyone gets to pretend they’re something else for a day. It even lets you escape the monotonous hum of the work day. Everyone knows work is a tad better on Halloween! And …. who doesn’t like that?!
What are your favorite Holidays? Do you like Halloween the most of all?