Questions about Halloween

Halloween is a day that children love. It’s an exciting time for them because they get to dress up, go trick or treating, and collect candy.

Here are some Halloween questions you might want to ask yourself:

  1. What do I want to look like next Halloween?
  2. Where am I going? Who am I going with?
  3. Do we buy costumes or should we make our own?

There’s so much more that goes into Halloween than just picking out a costume, these Halloween questions will help you learn more about this fun and spooky day.

What do People do on Halloween?

On Halloween, which falls on October 31st, people engage in a variety of activities to celebrate the holiday, which is often associated with costumes, spooky themes, and traditions.

Here are some common activities that people do on Halloween:

  • Costume Parties: One of the most popular Halloween traditions is dressing up in costumes. People of all ages, from children to adults, put on costumes that range from cute and funny to scary and elaborate. Costume parties are common, where friends and family gather to celebrate in costume.
  • Trick-or-Treating: Children typically go trick-or-treating in their neighborhoods. They dress up in costumes and visit houses, knocking on doors and saying “trick or treat.” In response, they receive candy or other treats from the homeowners. This tradition is a fun way for kids to collect candy and enjoy the Halloween spirit.
  • Decorating: Many people decorate their homes and yards with Halloween-themed decorations, such as carved pumpkins (jack-o’-lanterns), spooky lights, cobwebs, and other eerie decorations. Some go all out with elaborate haunted house setups.
  • Pumpkin Carving: Carving pumpkins is a classic Halloween activity. People often hollow out pumpkins, carve faces or designs into them, and place candles or lights inside to create jack-o’-lanterns. Pumpkin carving can be a creative and enjoyable family activity.
  • Haunted Houses and Attractions: Many communities set up haunted houses, haunted mazes, and other spooky attractions for people to visit during the Halloween season. These attractions are designed to provide a scary and thrilling experience.
  • Horror Movie Marathons: Watching horror movies is a common way to get into the Halloween spirit. Many people enjoy hosting or attending movie marathons featuring classic and contemporary horror films.
  • Halloween Crafts and Activities: DIY crafts, such as making Halloween-themed decorations, costumes, and treats, are popular activities leading up to the holiday. Some families also engage in apple bobbing, storytelling, and other traditional games.
  • Costume Parades and Contests: Some communities organize costume parades or contests where participants can showcase their creative costumes and win prizes.
  • Halloween-Themed Food: People often prepare or serve Halloween-themed foods and treats, such as cupcakes decorated like ghosts or cookies shaped like bats and witches.
  • Community Events: Many towns and cities host community events, such as festivals, fairs, and pumpkin patches, where families can come together to celebrate Halloween.

It’s important to note that Halloween traditions can vary by region and culture, and some communities may have unique customs or celebrations associated with the holiday.

Questions about Halloween

These are some of the most common questions that people have about Halloween

  1. What does Halloween mean to you?
  2. What’s the history behind Halloween
  3. Do you celebrate Halloween?
  4. Why do you like to celebrate Halloween?
  5. Do you believe in Ghosts?
  6. Do you believe in the paranormal?
  7. Do you get scared easily?
  8. Have you ever gone trick or treating?
  9. Do your kids go trick or treating?
  10. Do you go to Halloween parties?
  11. Who do you trick or treat with?
  12. Do you think it’s dangerous for children to go trick-or-treating?
  13. Why don’t some Christians celebrate Halloween?
  14. Do you have any favorite Halloween games?
  15. Do you have any favorite Halloween food?
  16. Have you ever played a Halloween prank on Friends?
  17. What do you think of religious schools that ban Halloween?
  18. Do you decorate your home for Halloween?
  19. Would you rather go to a Halloween party or go trick or treating?

Questions about Halloween Customes

These are some of the most common questions that people have about Halloween

  1. What was your first Halloween costume?
  2. Do you make your own customes?
  3. Do you usually buy your Halloween costumes?
  4. What are some of the best customs for Halloween that you have seen?
  5. Where do you usually buy your Halloween costumes?
  6. How much have you spent on a Halloween costume?
  7. If you could only wear one Halloween costume for the rest of your life, what would you be?

Questions about Movies for Halloween

Some people go trick or treating while other people stay home and watch a horror movie

  1. Do you watch Horror movies?
  2. What’s your favorite horror movie?
  3. What are three horror movies that you would recommend?
  4. Do you watch ghost-hunting programs?
  5. If you got trapped in one scary movie, which would you choose?

Have you watched any of these horror movies?

  1. The Witch
  2. Paranormal Activity
  3. Sinister
  4. The Exorcist
  5. The Others
  6. A Quiet Place
  7. Hereditary
  8. Get Out

I am not gonna lie, those are my favorite horror films

Halloween Articles

These are some articles that you might be interested in reading to answer some of these Halloween Questions

#1Why Do People Believe in Ghosts?
#265 Greatest Horror Movies of the 21st Century

More ESL Conversation Questions

If you are looking for more resources to practice your English skills or have meaningful conversations with your students, I’ve compiled a list of some posts with conversation questions.

Check them out before your leave

  1. Conversation Questions about Jobs
  2. Questions about Dreams
  3. Questions about Hobbies
  4. Conversation Questions about Pets
  5. Questions about Soccer
  6. Questions about Prisons
  7. Questions about Crime

Manuel Campos, English Professor

Manuel Campos

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