Halloween Wind: Halloween Poem For Children

Halloween Wind: Halloween Poem For Children – Halloween began as the festival of Samhain. It was part of the ancient Celtic religion in Britain and other parts of Europe. At the end of summer, the Celts thought the barrier between our world and the world of ghosts and spirits got really thin. This meant weird creatures with strange powers could wander about on Earth. The Celts had a big party. It was all about scaring away the ghosts and spirits. Later, with the Christian religion, the day became known as All Hallows’ Eve – the day before All Saints Day on 1 November.

Halloween Wind: Sandra Liatsos

The wind came trick-or-treating
down our quiet street.

It rattled all the windows
and then we heard it beat
on every door at every house
where shutters banged and clattered.

It howled for treats and howled for more
while leaves and branches scattered.
It rolled a pumpkin down the street,
and made the cat’s fur rise.

Then after all the tricks it played
it flew up in the sky
with candy wrappers in its grasp,
and empty bags and sticks –
It hadn’t wanted treats at all,
only lots of tricks!

∼ “Halloween Wind” poem by Sandra Liatsos

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Halloween and Chinese Virus ‘Corona virus’: Can we go trick or treating?

“If you’re doing something that increases your contacts with other people then you are automatically increasing their risk and your risk,” says Dr Chris Smith, a virologist at the University of Cambridge.

Covid-19 can be spread by touching surfaces contaminated with the virus, as well as through droplets breathed in.

“There’s the issue of how you give a treat,” he said. “If everyone’s scrabbling round in a bucket full of sweets and they touch all of them then there’s a risk of transmission.”

To reduce this risk, he recommends giving out individually wrapped sweets so children aren’t touching something they then put straight in their mouths.

Safer still, you could leave sweets outside the door for people to help themselves.

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