Have you ever heard about Ghosts’ Festival on October 31st? We think you’ve ever heard about it at least once. Yes, we are talking about Halloween day! That was the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day and Halloween, which is held to dedicate the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed. To be a part of this holiday, students of the School of Foreign Languages also had many activities in the weekly English-Speaking Club (Nov, 1st, 2018). Luckily, we- Quế Thư, Cẩm Mến, Hồng Mỵ, and Tài Lợi had a chance to engage in ESC that night as the members of ESC team. Although we have never participated in any official Halloween festivals, we could feel the horror atmosphere there as if we were in a real Halloween night.
Halloween atmosphere at English Speaking Club
At the beginning, the participants were watching a short movie which was very scary. While the audiences were watching, some of the ESC’s members were ready to surprise them by sneaking behind and haunted them with the creepy costumes. Actually, it could be funny since our intention being considered as failure because students didn’t care at all and they even asked us to take photos together despite the well-prepared costumes.
Members – Tài Lợi, Hồng Mỵ, Quế Thư, Cẩm Mến masquerade into different horror characters
Ms. Sachi is sharing her experience about Halloween festival.
ESC’s members in Halloween night
The Halloween night at English Speaking Club was ended successfully by the participants’ pleasure. We believed that each person who joined the Halloween festival that night also had more information as well as a chance to celebrate a special day from Western countries. By writing this, we can share our feeling about a special festival inherited from the Western. We do know that Halloween is not only a chance for people to play tricks to others, but it also has a significant humanity value. Life and death are two unseparated aspects. When someone passes away, we keep all memories about them at the bottom of our heart and believe that they will return one day. Halloween is a chance for life and death to harmonize. It showed people’s trust in the unreal world, and shortened the difference between life and death where we ourselves do not know whether it exists or not. After the festival, we all have the same feeling about the death which is not the end of everything but the new dawn for a new life.
How about you? What do you think about Halloween? And are you scared if you see a headless ghost chasing you?