Delta celebrates Halloween


Halloween is the time of year where people can dress up in costumes without people questioning the logic behind it. The origins of Halloween trace back to something known as the festival of Samhain.

It was part of the ancient Celtic religion in Britain and other parts of Europe, according to

At the end of summer, the Celts thought the barrier between our world and the world of ghosts and spirits got really thin, so this meant that different creatures could possibly roam the earth.

This lead to Celts lighting bonfires and wearing costumes to ward off ghosts.

Then in the eighth century, Pope Gregory III made Nov. 1 as a time to honor all saints. This is known as All Saints Day and it incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain.

The day before was known as All Hallows Eve, later to be known as Halloween.

In the 19th century, Irish immigrants in the United States brought their traditions with them.

In the 20th century, Halloween became the holiday we know today, with costumes, candy, pumpkin carving and more.

Everywhere, adults and children are getting into the spirit early by wearing their costumes to school or work.

Delta is no exception.

Students everywhere were getting into the Halloween spirit early Halloween morning and costumes were seen in some places on campus.

The costumes ranged from small makeup to full blown costume and design.

There are always those people in the world who believe that adults, especially college students shouldn’t dress up for Halloween when they’re attending their classes.

Kaitlyn Atkinson, dressed as a viking, shared a few thoughts. “I believe you can dress up if you want… you shouldn’t have to hide who you really are, you can be happy and be who you want to be.”