Mustangs react – How to celebrate during a pandemic

Maddie Forman and Gage Gongas – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- With Halloween right around the corner, we asked Mustangs, “What are your thoughts on Halloween this year during a pandemic?”

Halloween, a festival originally used to scare off evil spirits, this year lands on Saturday, Oct. 31.

Freshman Brody Folkers said, “I am not quite sure how to celebrate Halloween this year. I want to be safe and follow CDC guidelines, but I also want to have fun with my friends.”

Sophomore Anna Gongas agreed with Folkers that she wanted to have fun but be safe. So, this year she is celebrating it with her family by decorating and watching Halloween movies.

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Junior Alyssa Ucciferri stated, “Halloween will be different this year as we have to take more precautions to be safe. However, I think I can still have fun by seeing some friends and carving pumpkins.”

Senior Fallon Gehrke expressed, “I am going to try and make the most out of Halloween this year, but it is really important that we still wear masks and social distance.”

Gehrke added, “Although I’m upset that I can’t spend my last Halloween with all of my friends, I know it is for the best and am still looking forward to it.”

At a festival in Samhain, people would light bonfires and wear costumes to scare off ghosts. This tradition has become known as a holiday called Halloween.