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A Frightfully Ghoulish Treat

November 2, 2011

October 31st, better known as Halloween or All Hallow’s Eve, is a world-wide holiday in which people have festivals to celebrate harvest time and honor the dead.  In some cultures, these rituals have origins in Christianity.  However, to most people, Halloween is a day for the ghosts and goblins to come out and play, for kids to dress up in costumes, and for the kid in all of us to partake in sweets and candies and the tradition of trick-or-treating.

Every year on Halloween, my office has a little afternoon gathering.  It’s not really a Halloween party, since no one really has that much time on their hands to take away from their work, but it’s more of a really nice set up with some desserts and other assorted goodies so that we can all get our sugar fix for the holiday.  And of course, it’s a way to get us all in the Halloween spirit for the night of trick-or-treating ahead.

A small group of people spend hours each Halloween setting up our office’s largest conference room and transforming it into a scary and spooky ghost and ghoul-filled room, full of spiders, skeletons, flaming cauldrons, pumpkins, smoke, and scary music.  They pull down all the shades and make everything look dark and spooky, like you’re walking into a haunted conference room.  They do a pretty good job of it.

Of course, what everyone gathers for is the treats.  Various treats are set up on the long table in the conference room for everyone’s enjoyment.  There are cupcakes and various types of candy.  Including candy that looks like different body parts such as teeth, eyes, and fingers!  Yuck! 

But in the end, it’s all in good fun.  Everyone gets a chance to get away from work for a few minutes, enjoy the fun of Halloween, and enjoy some yummy treats as well.  Hope everyone had a Happy Halloween!

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