Halloween wasn't always the fun holiday as it is known as today. According to History.com, 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 (which was the Celtic's New Year back then) as a time to honor all saints. The evening before All Saints Day was known as All Hallows Eve, and later Halloween. Over the years, it has evolved into a day of activities complete with trick-or-treating, wearing costumes, and parties.
Although many people just want to just forget about the pandemic and get on with their lives, it's best to stay vigilant and not let our guards down. We can still have fun this Halloween, just be sure to social-distance, wear a mask when you can't, and use hand sanitizer, while engaging in Halloween activities. And have a HOWWWLINGLY happy Halloween!