HalloweenOrigins and Traditions
Origins Halloween began two thousand years ago  in Ireland, England, and Northern France  with the ancient religion of th...
They celebrated their New Year onNovember 1st. This day marked the beginning of the  dark, cold winter, a time of year th...
Samhain (sow-in) On the night of October 31, they  celebrated Samhain, when it was believed  that the ghosts of the dead ...
Costumes People thought that they would  encounter ghosts if they left their  homes…
So they wore costumes. This way, the ghosts couldn’t recognize  them!
Trick-or-treating began with the poor in the15 th century… During the All Souls Day festival in England,  poor people wou...
then children… The practice, which  was referred to as  "going a-souling" was  eventually taken up  by children who  woul...
Today: Children still go from house-to-house,  but instead of ale, food, and money, they  get candy.
Halloween came to America. They called Halloween Oidche Shamhna  (`Night of Samhain), as their ancestors  had, and kept t...
The Jack-O-Lantern The Irish used to carry turnips with  candles in them to light their way at night  and to scare away g...
When they arrived in America they foundthat pumpkins were both plentiful and easier to carve than turnips.
Now, Jack-O-Lanterns are used for decorating             people’s homes.
People have recently started carving less traditional                Jack-O-Lanterns
Today people go to parties…
Take their kids trick-or-treating.…
And eat lots of candy!
If you don’t give candy to a trick-or-treater…
This could happen to you!
Happy Halloween!              The End
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  1. 1. HalloweenOrigins and Traditions
  2. 2. Origins Halloween began two thousand years ago in Ireland, England, and Northern France with the ancient religion of the Celts (Paganism).
  3. 3. They celebrated their New Year onNovember 1st. This day marked the beginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of year that was often associated with human death.
  4. 4. Samhain (sow-in) On the night of October 31, they celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth.
  5. 5. Costumes People thought that they would encounter ghosts if they left their homes…
  6. 6. So they wore costumes. This way, the ghosts couldn’t recognize them!
  7. 7. Trick-or-treating began with the poor in the15 th century… During the All Souls Day festival in England, poor people would beg for “soul cakes,” made out of square pieces of bread with currants Families would give soul cakes in return for a promise to pray for the family’s relatives
  8. 8. then children… The practice, which was referred to as "going a-souling" was eventually taken up by children who would visit the houses in their neighborhood and be given ale, food, and money.
  9. 9. Today: Children still go from house-to-house, but instead of ale, food, and money, they get candy.
  10. 10. Halloween came to America. They called Halloween Oidche Shamhna (`Night of Samhain), as their ancestors had, and kept the traditional observances.
  11. 11. The Jack-O-Lantern The Irish used to carry turnips with candles in them to light their way at night and to scare away ghosts..
  12. 12. When they arrived in America they foundthat pumpkins were both plentiful and easier to carve than turnips.
  13. 13. Now, Jack-O-Lanterns are used for decorating people’s homes.
  14. 14. People have recently started carving less traditional Jack-O-Lanterns
  15. 15. Today people go to parties…
  16. 16. Take their kids trick-or-treating.…
  17. 17. And eat lots of candy!
  18. 18. If you don’t give candy to a trick-or-treater…
  19. 19. This could happen to you!
  20. 20. Happy Halloween! The End
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