Children prepare for Halloween celebration

Halloween is one of the most anticipated celebrations of the fall season for children all around the world—and it’s no different at British School in Baku. All October long we plan our decorations, posters, costumes, stock up on candy and other treats.
Talented students from Year 4SR are drawing beautiful pictures as a part of preparation process to Halloween.

Despite all the frightening attributes, Halloween is a life-affirming and positive holiday. It allows both children and adults to laugh at their fears and embrace the fall, the most depressing season of the year.
In different countries of the world, Halloween is  celebrated on the last days of October and sometimes it even lasts until November.
Halloween has always been a holiday filled with mystery, magic and superstition.
In actuality, Halloween’s origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, which marked the end of summer. The Celts, who lived in the area of modern Ireland, United Kingdom and the northern France celebrated their New Year on November 1, roughly 2,000 years ago.
Celts believed that on the eve of the New Year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred. On the night of October 31, they celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth.

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