Halloween is a popular holiday celebrated on October 31st each year. It has its origins in various ancient traditions, including the Celtic festival of Samhain and the Christian holiday of All Saints’ Day. Over time, Halloween has evolved into a secular holiday known for its festivities, including costume parties, trick-or-treating, haunted houses, and various spooky and supernatural themes. It’s a time for fun, creativity, and a bit of spookiness, and it often provides an opportunity for communities to come together and enjoy the festivities.
Yesterday, we had a Halloween dress up day, spooky apple-carving and a parade that was nothing short of a spooktacular sensation! What better way to celebrate the spirit of Halloween?
The real magic of Halloween lies in the costumes, and oh boy, did our Lexis family deliver! As the clock struck the hour for the parade, our student lounge was transformed into a realm of imagination and creativity. Students and teachers had poured their hearts and souls into crafting costumes that could rival any Hollywood production. Witches, wizards, vampires, zombies, superheroes, fairy tale characters, and even some unexpected pop culture icons. The Barbies and Ken were a particular fan favourite!
What stood out the most was the level of creativity on display. Some costumes were spine-chillingly realistic, while others were hilariously inventive. The dedication and effort put into these outfits were truly impressive. It was clear that everyone had embraced the Halloween spirit wholeheartedly, and it showed in the smiles on their faces.
Of course, no Halloween event is complete without a costume contest, and ours was as competitive as it was thrilling. Categories included “Best Group Costume,” “Most Creative Costume,” and “Best Teacher Costume.” The stakes were high, with tantalizing prizes waiting for the victors – delicious Krispy Kreme doughnuts!
One of the most heartwarming aspects of the day was the spirit of cultural exchange and unity that permeated the event. Halloween might not be a traditional celebration for everyone, but it provided a unique opportunity for students from around the world to come together and immerse themselves in a new culture and tradition. It was a beautiful reminder of the sense of community that thrives at Lexis. It was a celebration of culture, creativity, and community, reminding us that even when we’re far from home, we can come together to create unforgettable memories. As we bid adieu to this Halloween extravaganza, we look forward to many more joyous and inclusive celebrations in the future. From our Lexis English Brisbane family to yours, we wish you a Happy Halloween and hope your day was as spooktacular as ours!