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Halloween

The Headmaster

Suggested by Mrs W-J - at her school they've stopped any mention of Halloween because it is a pagan festival. Tricky to illustrate - possibly a pumpkin lantern?

Halloween in its present form in the UK, with kids dressing up and knocking on doors, is a recent American import (until a little over 10 years ago I didn't know what "trick-or-treat" meant, and any kid banging on your door at that time of year would be asking for a penny for the guy). There were earlier manifestations here though - children's parties with apple bobbing I remember. At my first infants school we would also celebrate May Day every year, with a big Maypole in the schoolyard and two performances to school and to parents (I was dressed as a crow in one and a rat in another). I don't think anyone does that anymore... perhaps 'Maypole' could make an entry?

The Headmaster
Added on: 2 April 2007

For All Hallows Eve, a witches' Sabbath, a simple pumpkin will suffice, a US import which adds to the unPC flavour on this side of the pond (though their use as a Jack-o'-lantern is derived from old Celtic customs). I'd considered adding a bat (mammalian) but applied the KISS doctrine.

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