What is HalloweenHalloween is a festival celebrated on the night of every 31st of October. Kids (and adults in the more "adult" type of activities) take part in activities like trick-or-treating, visiting "haunted houses", costume parties, Halloween festivals, bonfires, visiting "haunted houses" and viewing horror films, etc. Halloween is derived from the Pagan festival Samhain which is celebrated by the Celts of Ireland and Great Britain. When Irish and Scottish migrated to the United States of America in the late twentieth century, they carried the festival to North America in the nineteenth century. Some western countries also followed suit. Halloween is not celebrated in Asia, South America, Africa, obviously not in the Middle East. It is not widely celebrated in Australia where it is celebrated as Guy Fawkes Day on the 5th of November.
It is the time when people buy Halloween costumes, accessories and decorations from online merchants like Halloween Costumes and Decorations Store. Popular with children are costumes like Superman Costumes and now with this craze with Harry Potter, Harry Potter Costumes.
Halloween and the EnvironmentThe big question for us is, what to do with the Halloween costume after the festival? Children grows up and out of their Halloween costume. What do they do with them? Throw them away? I hope not. Maybe you can follow what Enviroman Says (click BACK button to get back to this page) and freecycle your undersized children's Halloween costume away. There is also a site Recycling Database: recycle Halloween costumes. I think the proper word for that program is REUSE, not recycle. There, you can donate to charity for another person to use or donate to schools as props/costumes for school plays. Please keep those things out of the dump site. Maybe that environmentally friendly action will even keep Halloween Costumes and Decorations Store happy, for then they get another go at getting another order for a new costume from you.
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