The balmy air and red fallen leaves tell us that autumn is upon us. And with the kids’ treat or trick shouts in the doorsteps come Halloween and the many ways we observe this spooky yet well-loved festive event. Trick-or-treating is a customary practice for children on Halloween in many countries. Children in costumes travel from house to house in order to ask for treats such as candy, or, in some cultures, money, with the phrase "Trick or treat!"
If you choose to participate in Halloween festivities, please be thoughtful and respectful of others when celebrating. In particular, please keep in mind that certain Halloween costumes maybe inappropriate for others. Although it may not be the intent, these costumes, may be offensive or hurtful to others. Please do take care and take time in selecting your Halloween costumes. And, as always, keep in mind the potential for social media posts to have a long-term impact on your reputation.
Halloween is just one occasion where we all promote good amount of cheers and joys in preparation to upcoming family Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations. As the President and Founder of We Care for Humanity, and at the same time a children’s rights advocate, let me enjoin everyone to celebrate this annual tradition which ushers to good tidings and hope not only for children but for the rest of humanity.
Treat or treat, everyone!
---Princess Dato’Seri Maria Amor Torres DK1, DD