Scream with fright, enjoy ghouly delights at Music Museum Group’s TRICK OR TREAT 2014


In the last days of October, if you look hard enough, you’ll see little witches, Casper look-alikes, goblins, vampires, super-heroes, princes and princesses making the rounds of houses and crying “Trick or Treat!”. In other words, it’s Halloween!

Why Halloween is celebrated?

Halloween is celebrated on the evening of October 31st, which is the evening before the Christian feast of All Saint’s Day. Halloween’s history goes back to the ancient religion of the Celtic tribes (circa 500 B.C.) from whom came the Britons, Scots and the Irish. Present day Britains, Scots, Welsh and Irish are all descendants from these ancient Celtic tribes.

The Celts worshipped nature and believed in the spirit world. They believed that at the end of summer, Samhain, the lord of death becomes powerful and overpowers the sun god. On October 31, Samhain assembles all the evil spirits who had died the previous year and allows them to return home to visit the living.

Villagers would try to appease goblins and demons with offerings of food and nuts. They would leave little treats that the household had to offer, to satisfy the hunger of these demons. If the demon was satisfied with the treat, it was believed it would not trick the person or cast an evil spell. Therein lies the origin of the present day trick or treat.

Legend has it that people would also wear masks or other disguises and blacken their faces to try and pass unnoticed by the spirits. This stemmed from the belief that ghosts or spirits cannot see their own reflection. Hence, if a goblin or demon saw another creature looking suitably horrible, they would run away in terror.

Today, Halloween is a festival of fun for kids. An occasion to dress up as little monsters, ghosts or witches. Over time the custom of adults dressing up as demons changed and the children took over. As they went from house to house they would knock at each house and cry “trick or treat”. People would then give the children apples or buns and later candy to keep from being tricked.

Halloween Trick or Treat 2014

On Tuesday, October 28, the Music Museum Group holds its annual Halloween Trick or Treat for kids of all ages at the Greenhills Theater Mall Lobby. Registration starts at 2:30 p.m., while the Trick or Treat parade around the mall starts at 4 p.m. As usual, the most awaited part of the Halloween festivities is the Best Halloween Costume contest which starts at 5 p.m. Lots of prizes and treats are in store.


Since 2001 the Music Museum Group has been eliciting Halloween screams of delight from kids and the whole family with its fun Trick or Treat activities every year. Find out what screams are about. Go Trick or Treatin’ on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at the Greenhills Theatre Mall Lobby!

This year’s Halloween Trick or Treat is made possible in cooperation with PLDT Home DSL, Samsung, Crocs, Just-In-Magazine, Yoh Froz, Michka, Cibo, Cafe Xocolat, Gerry’s Grill, California Pizza Kitchen,  Purefoods Deli, Gourdo’s, Soi Restaurant, Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken, Tong Yang,  Taione, Menage Salon, Ebun, Slammin’ Burger, Red Mango, Uncle Cheffy, Cupcakes by Sonja, Momond Mktg., Beauty Source, Twin Princess Gems, AJ Laptop, Redflag, Chon Telecom and Net Gear.