According to the best evidence available, Halloween originated in the early Middle Ages as a Catholic vigil observed on the eve of All Saints Day, which is celebrated on November 1. It has become commonplace to trace its roots even further back in time to a pagan festival of ancient Ireland known as Samhain. The prehistoric observance is said to have marked the end of summer and the onset of winter and was celebrated with feasting, bonfires, sacrificial offerings and a homage to the dead.
The tradition of dressing up for Halloween most likely came from the medieval practices of "mumming" and "going-a-souling" which historically took place on All Saints Day. Mumming meant dressing up in costumes, singing, dancing and play-acting.
Come along to Trinity House during October, the ground floor is decorated and is spooktacular, the atmosphere is terrifying. Participate in the pumpkin carving, themed puzzles, baking spooky cookies you will certainly enjoy the fun and excitement.
Do you fancy dressing up? why not have a laugh, enjoy in the fun, you are given a selection of materials and allowed 30 minutes to dress up - prize for the best one.
It's Halloween, go totally catty, batty, deadly, ghostly and scary.