Our Hallowe’en Day Dance kicked off today with an amazing parade of costumes. We also had music, dancing and delicious treats. We love our Holy Cross traditions and our annual All Hallow’s Eve celebration is one of our best. Thank you to our amazing grade 5 parents, especially Amber and Anthony Hobbs for taking the lead organizing this celebration. We would also like to thank Tim Hortons for the delicious treats, S&S Creatives for the Balloon work and the PSG who sponsored the entire event.
“While some people have connected Halloween to earlier pagan celebrations of the new year, Halloween actually has significant Catholic roots. The name itself comes from All Hallow’s Eve – that is, the Vigil of All Saints’ Day, when Catholics remember those who have gone before us to enter our heavenly home. Immediately afterwards, on November 2, the Church commemorates all the faithful departed and prays in suffrage for them.” Vatican News
Halloween embodies a blend of Medieval and Celtic traditions, marking the celebration of All Saints Eve.
The True Origins of Halloween: A Celebration Steeped in Catholic Tradition
Foods students and their Halloween creations.