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Halloween in Canada 2015



Halloween in 2015 is Saturday, October 31

It is a day to mark the single night in the year when, according to old Celtic beliefs, spirits and the dead can cross over into the world of the living. Some people hold parties and children may trick-or-treat in their neighborhood.

Some people put a lot of effort into decorating their homes, yards and drives. They may even construct life-size replica graveyards or dungeons and invite people from the neighborhood to view their creations or hold a themed party. Other people may organize fancy dress parties for adults or children. Popular activities at parties include watching horror films and trying to make fellow guests jump in fright.

Many children go out to play trick-or-treat. They dress up as ghosts, witches, skeletons or other characters and visit homes in their neighborhood. They ring doorbells and, when someone answers, they call out “trick-or-treat”. This means that they hope to receive a gift of candy or other snacks and that they are threatening to play a trick if they do not get anything. Usually, they receive a treat and tricks are rarely carried out.

There are special types of food associated with Halloween. These include candies in packets decorated with symbols of Halloween, toffee apples made by coating real apples with a boiled sugar solution, roasted corn, popcorn and pumpkin pie or bread. Halloween beer, which is made by adding pumpkin and spices to the mash before fermenting it, is also available in specialist stores.

Children also take part in a long-standing Canadian tradition of “Trick-or-Treat for Unicef”. Pumpkin-carving contests, pumpkin art tours, a reading marathon, and symbolic Walks for Water are just a few examples of the educational and fundraising activities schools and children develop to help provide thousands of children developing countries with basic quality education.

October 31 is not a public holiday. Schools, organizations, businesses, stores and post offices are open as usual. Some organizations may arrange Halloween parties, but these do not usually disrupt normal affairs. Public transport services run on their regular timetables. If people are driving around the neighborhood in the late afternoon or evening, it is important to be particularly aware of children, especially those wearing dark costumes, who may be unfamiliar with traffic conditions.

Halloween has Celtic origins. In pre-Christian times, many people believed that spirits from the underworld and ghosts of dead people could visit the world of the living on the night of October 31. These spirits could harm the living or take them back to the underworld. To avoid this, people started dressing up as ghosts and spirits if they left their homes on October 31. They hoped that this would confuse the ghosts and spirits.

Myles Acres Special Olympics Halloween Fundraiser

Join Myles Acres on October 22, 2011 from 11-4pm for their Special Olympics Halloween Fundraiser (free admission). Myles Acres is located at 1560 Abbey Dawn Road in Kingston Ontario.

There will be activities for the whole family including: Jumping Castle, Pony Rides, Face Painting, Vendor Craft Stalls, Silent Auction and more…

Games and prizes for best costume and scavenger hunt. Enjoy light refreshments including hot dogs and cotton candy.

Event is followed by the “Adults Only Halloween Dance” from 8pm-1am. Tickets are $15 each or $25 per couple. Light buffet dinner included.

All proceeds go to the special olympics in Kingston.

For more information call 613-548-4170 or visit

Holloween Fundraiser

Gananoque Halloween Events

If you looking for something fun to do with your friends and family you might want to check out the following events.

Myles Acres Halloween Fundraiser (Myles Acres is located at 1560 Abbey Dawn Road, Kingston | Only a 25 minutes drive).

Myles Acres Halloween FundraiserMyles Acres is hosting their third annual….Halloween Fundraiser In Support Of Special Olympics Kingston. This years date is October 23, with kids and family fun taking place from 11am-4pm followed by… Adults Only Halloween Dance, 8pm-1am.

Click Here for the Myles Acres event flyer for your convenience

On Thursday October 28, there will be a HOCUS POCUS Halloween Fun Night at the Lansdowne Fair Grounds (Red Building). (County Rd 3 in Lansdowne)
$2.00 per youth at the door, there’ll be crafts, costume parade, apple bobbing and an opportunity to have your child’s picture taken in their costume with a portion of the proceeds going to TIES.
Also don’t miss the Annual Lansdowne Craft Sale on October 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 pm. This event is taking place at in the Village of Lansdowne.

Then on Saturday October 30th, Dreams In Motion will be hosting their Family Halloween Dance. There will be games, treats, costume contest, raffles, mummy warp, dancing and halloween safety. The cost is $5 per person.