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Teenage Halloween Dream
updated: Oct 27, 2012, 11:00 AM
By Kelsey Abkin
Halloween is a holiday unlike any other. There's no aspect of family gathering, no archaic traditions, in fact
it's not even clear what exactly we're celebrating. Yet somehow it's a holiday that manages to spark the
interest of every teenager I know. It is not the presumed terrifying, hair-rising aspect of it that provokes
them to begin preparing for the festivities weeks ahead, as this is a notion of the past.
Instead as we enter teenage years, Halloween becomes a realm of hiked up hem lines and innumerable
parties. Every year it seems the festivities get even more outrageous, more commotion, and more nights
we push to be part of the celebration. I can't say I know exactly why Halloween seems to be teenagers'
ideal holiday but I can say that I do not hear this much pandemonium surrounding any other one. Perhaps
it has to do with our inclination towards identity crisis. At a time when we're still discovering who we are it
seems the perfect chance to conform into someone/something else even if just for a night. Or perhaps it's
the much simpler, superficial fact that teenagers will jump on opportunities for a good party.
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