Fear is a natural, powerful, and primitive human emotion. Fear is a feeling that everyone has — it is programmed into all of us to sense danger and protect ourselves. We are born with a sense of fear so we can react to something that could be dangerous. Everybody is afraid of something. Some are afraid of cockroaches; I am afraid of injections. Some do not like the dark. Others hate nightmares and scary movies. Then, some want to run away from creepy crawly spiders. Though fear is an undesirable emotion for all of us, we still celebrate fear and the art of frightening others on Halloween.
Halloween is a holiday celebrated each year on October 31, and Halloween 2020 will occur on Saturday, October 31. Halloween is an ancient Celtic festival of Samhain when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. It is believed that the boundary between this world and the dead becomes thin at this time, enabling them to connect with the dead.
However, the question here is getting frightened good for us. According to Jeremy Adam Smith, Editor of the online magazine of UC Berkely, Celebration of Halloween is important for the following reasons:
1. Halloween is a ritual and rituals that brings people together improves family bonding.
2. Candies are distributed during Halloween, and Black chocolates are always good for health since they are rich in endorphins (Mood enhancing chemicals)
In my opinion, any rituals that attract gathering/crowds during this pandemic will become a real Halloween for a lifetime. Hence such rituals during this pandemic should not be celebrated in huge crowds.
Instead, we can create animated videos of HORROR characters using softwares like create studio and circulate it to our friends and relatives. This enhances creativity in children and pave a way for their career as an animator.