DIY Trick or Treat Bag?
"Sticky fingers, tired feet; one last house, trick or treat!"
Did you know that the word Halloween literally means ‘hallowed evening,’ and was known to early European celebrators as All Hallows' Eve? All Hallows' Eve (October 31) and All Saints' Day (November 1) both paid homage to saints (hallows = saints). The name was eventually shortened to Halloween.
Halloween falls on October 31 because the ancient Gaelic festival of Samhain, considered the earliest known root of Halloween, occurred on this day. It marked a pivotal time of year when seasons changed, but more importantly, observers also believed the boundary between this world and the next became especially thin at this time, enabling them to connect with the dead.
Fast forward to today. Halloween almost didn’t make it across the Atlantic. The Puritans were disapproving of the holiday's pagan roots, so they didn't take part in the celebrations. But once Irish and Scottish immigrants began to arrive in North America in greater numbers, the holiday made its way into our culture. By the early 20th century, Halloween was celebrated across North America by candy-loving, costume-wearing people in all kinds of neighbourhoods.
The best treat bag ever!
On October 31, we'll all be enjoying our favorite treats and admiring decorated homes on our streets. Pumpkins – check. Treats to hand out – check. Costumes for the kids – check. Tote bag to carry treats – coming right up!
We’ve got you covered with a DIY project that takes Halloween treat carryalls to another level. This tote bag is durable and will hold up well for the next few years. Pick your stencils and paint your canvas.
Come join in on the fun and create a Halloween tote bag your child will treasure! Register now for this drop-in workshop:
Date: Saturday, October 27th
Location: #102 -16793 60th Ave, Surrey BC