Halloween and Bonfire Nights

Halloween and bonfire night are popular times to have fun, either at home or at parties with friends, but it is also important to remember how to keep safe during the festivities.

We have prepared some information posters on some of the key messages surrounding these events. For Halloween there are safety tips for those people who will be going out trick or treating, as well as a poster that can be saved to a computer and printed off, for use by people who do not want to be visited by trick or treaters.

For bonfire night there are also some safety tips about using fireworks, as well as some information regarding the law about who can buy and use them.

You can download and print out your own copies of the posters below by right clicking the image and saving it to your computer.

Print out and copy your own posters

Halloween history and origin


Halloween, also known as All Hallows’ Eve, can be traced back about 2,000 years to a pre-Christian Celtic festival held around Nov. 1 called Samhain (pronounced “sah-win”), which means “summer’s end” in Gaelic

Halloween is the one of the oldest holidays still celebrated today. It’s one of the most popular holidays, second only to Christmas.

it was an annual communal meeting at the end of the harvest year, a time to gather resources for the winter months and bring animals back from the pastures. Samhain is also thought to have been a time of communing with the dead.

History of Halloween