Halloween, Its Origin, and Stress

We usually think of Halloween as a time for fun. For example, as an elementary school principal for seven years, each Halloween 750 youngsters in kindergarten through 6th grade dressed in masks and costumes followed me around the playground as I played my Great Highland Bagpipes. It was always a joyous occasion and lots of fun.

Let’s reflect on the reason people wear costumes and masks this season. They engage in this activity to hide their identity—to become a different person.