Halloween, the time of pumpkins, candies, ghosts, witches, is annually celebrated on the night 31st  October. That’s the night before “All Saints Day”. Its origin dates back thousands of years to the Celtic festival of “Samhaim” or “The Feast of the Sun”, the most significant holiday of the Celtic year. This day marked the end of summer, but also the season of darkness as well as the beginning of the new Celtic year on 1st November.

Druids in Britain and Ireland would light bonfires, dance around them and offer sacrifices of animals and crops. The fires were also intended to give warmth to the households and to keep free from evil spirits.

In our school, every year we also celebrate this day. This year our school exhibited a stage of innumerous Jack-o-Lanterns and haunted houses. Students of English of the third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grades participated with their enthusiasm and creativity in the contest of Jack-o-Lanterns and haunted houses. The winners were awarded with first, second, and third prizes.

Congratulations to all the winners

Alissone Gonçalves, N°2, 10º ano e Rafael Caldas, N°19 , 10º ano