By PSP Student Blogger: Sarah from South Korea
Do you believe in ghosts? You may or may not, but people back a long time ago believed that there was a time when ghosts and spirits came out to hunt. Those people are called the Celts, who basically started the tradition of Halloween to appease the spirits by giving them treats.
The day the Celts treat the spirits has come to be known as Halloween, which has become less about literal ghosts and more about dressing up in costumes and going trick-or-treating. Trick-or-treating is the act of children going from house to house asking for treats such as candy with the phrase “Trick or treat.”
I like to dress up and go trick-or-treating with my friends, although I have grown out of
that stage a little. Last year, our school had a dress up day for Halloween, and I “dressed up” as a funny rainbow filter on Snapchat. As it is shown in the picture, I am the one kneeling down in the middle with the rainbow down my shirt.
Many people have asked how much time it took for me to draw the rainbow. First of all, I drew with facial crayons, not with easy-gliding paint, on my white shirt, which took me about an hour and a half. Second, it was even more time-consuming because I actually took the dedication to jump out of bed at four o’clock in the morning to not only draw the rainbow down my jaw and my neck, but to also do the rest of my facial makeup for two hours. Regardless, it was well worth it. I had fun with it, and other people had fun watching my funny costume, which was the whole purpose.
If you are struggling with what to be for this upcoming Halloween, my advice is do not
be shy. Take the advantage of getting away with craziness because it is part of the fun of being in America.
Have fun, and be safe.