Halloween in America today is a holiday focused on children and community. If you live in the Davie area, you’ll have many choices of ways to celebrate.
What is Halloween Anyway?
There are many stories about how Halloween came to be. Some people think it relates to witchcraft, but research done by the History Channel doesn’t mention witches.
The most common thinking is that Halloween started in Ireland over 2,000 years ago. The Celts, who lived in what is now Ireland, celebrated a holiday that marked the end of summer, the harvest, and the beginning of the stark winter. Their holiday was held at the end of October, or November 1. A number of other ancient people contributed to what we now call Halloween.
When the Roman Empire conquered most of the territory held by the Celts, they combined two traditional Roman holidays with the one the Celts celebrated. When Christianity came to the Celtic lands, the church made November 2 All Souls’ Day, a day to remember those who had passed away. The holiday was celebrated with bonfires, parades, people dressing in costume, and the poor would beg for food called soul cakes.
Halloween wasn’t a popular holiday when America was first discovered. The conservative pilgrims weren’t likely to have parades and dress in costume. As the Irish immigrated in large numbers to escape the potato famine, they helped to revive Halloween festivities.
For Americans, what is now called Trick or Treating resulted from all this evolution. It became a way for communities to share in the celebration by handing out candy to children dressed in creative costumes.
Halloween in and near Davie, FL
Davie will celebrate Halloween at the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds on October 27, 2018, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Festivities will include:
- A Horse Costume Contest: Bring your favorite equine dressed to impress.
- A Kid’s Costume Contest: Your kids can compete with others in their age range to get an award.
- Other attractions:
- Pumpkin Patch
- Haunted House
- Petting Farm
- Food Vendors
You can get more information about the parks holding Halloween activities in Broward County for 2018, including:
- Long Key Natural Area & Nature Center: The Center will host activates throughout the month of October to celebrate ranging from Fall and Halloween Crafts to a Things That Go Bump In The Night Hike.
- Ann Kolb Nature Center: Hallo-Green
- Fern Forest Nature Center: Dark & Spooky Forest Stroll, Ghosts & Goblins Family Fun Night
- Y. (Topeekeegee Yugnee) Park: Spooktacular 5K Road Race
- Secret Woods Nature Center: A Creature’s Trick or Treat
Get Ready for Halloween 2018
If you’re planning to celebrate Halloween in 2018, all you need is a costume. Whether you’re looking for your children or yourself, you have a choice of where to find costumes, all within 10 miles of Davie!
- Party City in Davie
- Spirit Halloween in Pembroke Pines
- Crazy About Costumes in Fort Lauderdale
- Masquerade Costumes in Hollywood
Halloween is the last chance you have to celebrate a major holiday before Thanksgiving. And, you know how crazy things get around the year-end holidays. So, make the most of the family activities near Davie while things are still a bit quiet!
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