Happy Halloween from Leisure Time RV

Halloween will be here before you know it and if your travel plans have you situated at a campground or resort, you can still celebrate the holiday with “spirited” activities.

Halloween History

Halloween, also known as All Hallows’ Evening and All Hallows’ Eve, dates back to the ancient Celtic Samhain festival celebrating the ending of the harvest season. One belief is on October 31, when the worlds of the dead and the living overlap, the dead come back to cause damage. Costumes and masks, along with bonfires, became part of the festival to ward off evil spirits or attempt to appease them.

The “trick-or-treat” part of Halloween is similar to a practice in the middle ages known as “souling” when the poor would go from house to house asking for food in return for prayers for the dead celebrated on All Souls Day. Versions of Halloween activities were brought to the US by Scottish and Irish immigrants in the 19th century.

Halloween Activities

Whether you’re traveling as a couple, with friends or family, or you have children and teens along, there are plenty of ways to “spook” up the day with some ingenuity and creative fun.

  • Stop at a local farmer’s market and purchase a pumpkin. Scoop out the insides and carve a scary face on the pumpkin. Place an electric candle inside the pumpkin to cast an eerie glow at your door or inside the RV to set the Halloween mood.
  • Make a night of it with Halloween inspired snacks and movies. If you have young children, watch an age appropriate movie together. When they’ve gone to bed, put on one of the classic thriller movies of all time for the adults.
  • Buy plain or frosted cupcakes or a batch of plain sugar cookies at the market. Using frosting and tubes of icing, let your inner Halloween soul help you design features on each item such as skeletons, scary eyes, and demonic mouths. Serve goodies with hot chocolate around the campfire while telling scary stories.

If you’d like to get away for a short mini vacation and would like to try the RV lifestyle, stop by Leisure Time RV and ask about their rentals. This is a great way to experience over-the-road travel before buying a new or used model.

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