Halloween is widely celebrated in the United States. It is one of the biggest holidays in the country. What began as a tradition to celebrate the end of the harvest season transitioned into a celebration of communities and neighbors. In the late 1800s Irish and English immigrants began to dress up in costumes for Halloween and went house to house in the neighborhood asking for food or money.
This tradition later developed into "Trick-or-Treating." As the centuries passed, Halloween became a celebration of costumes and food for both adults and children and became less of a day associated with ghosts and witches.
Now, we celebrate creativity--how well a costume is created and worn. New York is one of the cities with the biggest Halloween parades in the United States. So get your creativity flowing and get ready to celebrate Halloween in NYC with NYLC!
Look out for posters around school announcing our upcoming Halloween party! Do you know what you're going to dress up as this year? Is it going to be scary? Wooooh ...