All hallows eve descends today
EXPECT to see ghouls and ghosts wandering the streets tonight for it is Halloween.
The word Halloween is a shortening of All Hallows’ Evening also known as Hallowe’en or All Hallows’ Eve.
Traditional activities of Halloween include trick-or-treating, bonfires, costume parties, visiting "haunted houses" and carving jack-o-lanterns.
The origins of Halloween are believed to be in the ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain, where the ancient Gaelic culture believed that on October 31, the boundaries between the worlds of living and dead overlapped and the deceased would come back to life and wreak havoc.
Masks and costumes were worn in an attempt to mimic the evil spirits or appease them.
Halloween’s popularity is on the rise in Australia, with many more kids both big and small dressing for the occasion and trick or treating.
The Haunting of Oak Beach is a popular event in the region, delighting and scaring families every year.