Trick or Treat

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We had a day  break in the office today for we had our Halloween celebration. In line with Halloween, there were trick or treat and children were dressed up in different costumes like angels, fairies, superheros, witches, dracula, vampire, ghost and a lot more. I read diffent article on how trick or treat began.

According to Wikipedia:

The practice of dressing up in costumes and begging door to door for treats on holidays goes back to the Middle Ages, and includes Christmas wassailing. Trick-or-treating resembles the late medieval practice of souling, when poor folk would go door to door on Hallowmas (November 1), receiving food in return for prayers for the dead on All Souls Day (November 2). It originated in Ireland and Britain,[3] although similar practices for the souls of the dead were found as far south as Italy.[4] 

Yet there is no evidence that souling was ever practiced in North America, and trick-or-treating may have developed in North America independent of any Irish or British antecedent.[6] There is little primary documentation of masking or costuming on Halloween — in Ireland, the UK, or America — before 1900.[7] The earliest known reference to ritual begging on Halloween in English speaking North America occurs in 1911, when a newspaper in Kingston, Ontario, near the border of upstate New York, reported that it was normal for the smaller children to go street guising (see below) on Halloween between 6 and 7 p.m., visiting shops and neighbors to be rewarded with nuts and candies for their rhymes and songs.

 

The children were so cool in their costumes. Our supervisor got two buckets of assorted chocolates and candies which we gave to the kids. I don’t know if those children know what they are into. What is important is that I know for sure that they enjoy that activities.

Happy Halloween!

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