October 2018 Newsletter

Discovery en la Escuela invites you to celebrate Columbus Day (aka Day of the Discovery of the Americas,) Children´s Day in Brazil and Halloween, an American tradition.

Did you know?

Halloween is an ancient pagan festival celebrated on the eve of October 31st., the evening before All Saints Day.  Its origins date back to an ancient Celtic festival that marked the end of summer and harvest in Ireland.  On the night of October 31st., the Celts celebrated sacred rites because they believed the spirits of the dead returned to earth. They placed candles on the window-sills to help the dead “find their way”. Mexico follows a similar tradition. Don’t miss the Mexican decorated “calaveras”!