Halloween is celebrated each year on October 31, and Halloween 2021 occurred on Sunday, October 31. The tradition originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honour all saints. Soon, All Saints Day incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows Eve, and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a day of activities like trick-or-treating, carving jack-o-lanterns, festive gatherings, donning costumes and eating treats.
At St. Peter's College, the celebration of Halloween was no exception to tradition. Our students partook in a week of spirit events, including Carving of Pumpkins and donning their costumes in halls and classrooms.
Check out some of our costumes and carvings by scrolling the slideshow below!
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