Children 12 years old and under will be allowed to trick-or-treat at participating downtown shops. Area organizations and businesses will also have booths set up along Front Street distributing candy and offering carnival type games and activities. Children must be in costume and accompanied by an adult to participate. Candy will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. (more…)
Downtown trick-or-treating and activities for children 12 and under. Participants will be allowed to trick-or-treat at participating downtown businesses on October 31, 2009. (more…)
The Natchitoches Historic Foundation invites you to find out what’s haunted about Natchitoches while being terrifically entertained as it resurrects some of the most colorful characters in the history of the Louisiana Purchase. (more…)
Facing throngs of seasoned and fresh victims alike this 2009 season, haunted attraction owners, producers and make up departments are looking for new chills, creeps and creatures to leap from the nighttime shadows. A fresh new look, for a familiar character, will be transforming scare-actors and scare-zones in scream parks and haunted houses across the country this Halloween into rampaging werewolves. (more…)
Who among us isn’t intrigued by the mysterious, the unexplained, and ideas that test the limits of our imagination? The one event of the year that incorporates these, and yet allows adults to somehow relive our youth with society’s blessing, is Halloween. Few know the true origins of Halloween and the many influences that have caused the evolution, as well as the misunderstanding, of the night of fun.
Halloween, which falls on October 31st, and its associations with the supernatural, derives from the Celtic Old Year’s Night, the night of all witches, when spirits were said to walk the Earth. It is one of the oldest holidays in Britain with origins going back thousands of years. The holiday we know as Halloween has had many influences from many cultures over the centuries from the Roman’s Pomona Day, to the Celtic festival of Samhain, to the Christian holidays of Saints’ and All Souls’ Days. Hundreds of years ago in what are now Great Britain and Northern France, lived the Celts. The Celts worshiped nature and had many gods, with the sun god as their favorite. It was the sun god who commanded their work and their rest times, and who made the Earth beautiful with nature and the crops grow.