Halloween is the best holiday

On Halloween, you don’t have to stress about the small things, so you can just shove your face with candy


By Aide Barron- Mendez

Pumpkins are one of the best parts about Halloween.

Aide Barron-Mendez, JAG reporter/photographer

What is the best holiday that most people celebrate? You shouldn’t need to think about it because it is Halloween. Many people would disagree with me and say that it is Christmas, but I believe they are wrong. Before I tell you the reasons why Halloween is better than Christmas, I need to tell you the history behind it for you can understand it a little bit more.

Americans celebrate Halloween every year on October 31. The tradition originated from a festival called Samhain from the Celtic. Unlike Halloween, Samhain was celebrated at the end of farming harvest and would last for three days and three nights. The Celtic people also believed that on the day of Samhain the line between the living and dead became blurred. It wasn’t until Pope Gregory III made November 1 All Saints Day, and the day before this day was to be called All Hallows Eve during the year 837 AD. Samhain was celebrated differently than what we do now. They made big bonfires, dressed up with animal heads, and sacrificed animals. With that, different regions kept on adding their twist to the tradition until it became the holiday that we know today. There are many reasons why the American Halloween celebration as we know it today is the best holiday.

One of the reasons why Halloween is so great is because you can dress up. When dressing up, you can decide on what you want to be and how much energy you put into it. On Halloween, you can dress up as anything you can imagine; it can be real, or it can be imaginary like a unicorn or a witch. In the end, when you are wearing your costume, no one can judge you because that is what the day is about. In the afternoon, you can show your costume while trick-or-treating or when you’re at a party. Either way, you get candy. One of the reasons that other holidays are not better than Halloween. 

Another great thing about Halloween is that you’re not as stressed as you are during the Christmas season. At Christmas, you spend most of your time stressing about the gifts you have to get for everyone. You always have to plan weeks before to get the perfect gift for the right people and make sure it’s in your price range. You might not even know if you’ll get a present from someone else. The planning time for Halloween is significantly shorter than Christmas. Costumes and candy is the only thing most people worry about, so they are free to enjoy their time

Halloween is the best holiday that we celebrate. People can dress up as anything they want. We can spend as much time or money on it because, in the end, it’s all for us. On this day, it doesn’t stress you out as much as other holidays where you have to worry about acting well. It’s just a day where you can relax, sit back, watch movies and shove your face with candy. 


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