Throughout this week, we have carried out different activities related to the Halloween party in Casvi Villaviciosa. Thanks to them and following our IB methodology, our students have discovered new cultures, which has led them to acquire an international mentality.
These have been the most outstanding activities in the celebration of Halloween in Casvi Villaviciosa:
1. Sensory and manipulative workshops for 1-year-old students
2. Face painting in kindergarten.
3.Stories "in the dark" also in English.
4. Passage of terror by the students of the 1st Diploma Programme (IB).
5. Photocall by the "Aula del talento Casvi" (Casvi Talent Classroom).
8.Halloween Theater by the three Casvi Theater Groups.
9.Costume parties for all students in kindergarten and primary school.
Halloween objectives in Casvi Villaviciosa
These are the objectives we have achieved with the celebration of the Halloween party in Casvi Villaviciosa:
- Develop your imagination.
- Encourage their creativity.
- Expand their vocabulary.
- Work on emotions, especially insecurity and fear.
- Improve social relations and empathy.
- Valuing acceptance of self and others.
- Encourage respect.
- Participate in fun and playful activities.
- Cooperate and work as a team.
- Develop gross and fine motor skills, wit
- Learning from different cultures and traditions in order to achieve open-mindedness in our students.
Origin of Halloween
Although nowadays it has become a costume party where children and adults collect and eat large amounts of candy, the origins of Halloween are not so joyful. Its roots come from an ancient Celtic festival more than 3,000 years ago. Halloween is the contraction of All Hallow’s Eve, also known as Samhain (“Summer’s End” in Old Irish), Halloween. The pagan festival was celebrated in Ireland on October 31, when the harvest season came to an end and the “Celtic New Year” began.
According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, the celebration marks the day before the Western Christian holiday of All Saints’ Day and initiates the three-day Allhallowtide season, which concludes with All Saints’ Day.
During the Samhain festival it was believed that the souls of those who had died returned to visit their homes, and it was also believed that those who had died during the year traveled to the other world. People would light bonfires in the hills to rekindle their home fires during the winter to ward off evil spirits, and sometimes wore masks and other disguises to avoid being recognized by the ghosts believed to be present. It was in this way that beings such as witches, goblins, fairies and demons came to be associated with the day.