Halloween (or All Saints’ Eve) is an annual holiday observed on October 31, which commonly includes activities such as trick-or-treating, attending costume parties, carving jack-o’-lanterns, bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted attractions, playing pranks, telling scary stories, and watching horror films.
The practice of dressing up in costumes and begging door to door for treats on holidays dates back to the Middle Ages and includes Christmas wassailing. Trick-or-treating resembles the late medieval practice of souling, when poor folk would go door to door on Hallowmas (November 1), receiving food in return for prayers for the dead on All Souls’ Day (November 2). It originated in Ireland and Britain. [en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween]
With Halloween here, it’s more important than ever to be careful driving to and from the Myrtle Beach resorts. If you would like to be a part of the holiday festivities there is a Halloween on the Marshwalk in Murrells Inlet on Monday, October 31. It’s an annual Inlet tradition now! Children are invited to trick-or-treat along the Marshwalk at Murrells Inlet from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. The Children’s Costume Contest winners will be announced at 6:00 p.m. Later in the evening, the adult fun begins, as the costumed marauders prowl the Marshwalk. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes. Inquire at any of the Marshwalk Restaurants.
If celebrating this holiday is not in your plans you’ll still have plenty to do with all the fine amenities that we offer in our Myrtle Beach resorts. We at Tilghman Resort wish you a very safe Halloween 2011!