EASY HALLOWEEN COSTUMES FOR TEENSDate: 2018-10-09
It's October, so it means a healthy dose of Halloween to inspire you – check out the video for next-level costumes and keep on reading for trivia to make you the Halloween guru.
Did you know: The term Halloween, or Hallowe'en, dates back to about 1745? Well, apparently is of Christian origin but some believe the tradition originated from ancient Celtic harvest festivals, particularly the Gaelic festival, Samhain, which is said to have Pagan roots. The word you may not be familiar with above 'Hallowe'en' means "Hallowed Evening" or "Holy Evening", this apparently comes from the Scottish term for All Hallows' Eve (the evening before All Hallows' Day).
All Hallows' Day is said to be the Christian festival of All Saints Day on the 1st of November.
Did you know: New York has a Halloween Parade every year where 60 000 people dress up in costumes and participate in America's only major night-time parade? Yep! This spectacular event draws around two million spectators and a worldwide TV audience of 100 million people. Even better than that is the largest Halloween parade in the world that takes place in Derry, Northern Ireland. It was voted the "best Halloween destination in the world" in a USA Today readers' poll in 2015.
Did you know: Before you watch the video below, Eddie J. Smith, who wrote the book Halloween: 'Hallowed is Thy Name', talks about when people dress up in costumes on 'All Hallows' Eve' it is meant to dress up as creatures "who at one time caused us to fear and tremble", people are able to poke fun at Satan.
So, now you know.