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    Halloween Halloween Presentation Transcript

    • Halloween
    • Origins
      • Began 2000 years ago in Ireland, England, and Northern France with the ancient religion of the Celts (Paganism).
      • On the night of October 31 ,they believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth .(Samhain )
      • They celebrated their New Year on November 1, beginning a dark, cold winter.
    • Costumes
      • People thought that they would encounter ghosts if they left their homes…
      • So they wore costumes so that the ghosts couldn’t recognize them!
    • 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..
    • When they arrived in America they found that pumpkins were more plentiful and easier to carve than turnips.
    • The Christian Influence
      • Nov. 1: All Saints' Day to honor saints and martyrs, to replace the Pagan festival of Samhain .
      • Oct. 31 st : All Hallows' Eve ('hallow' means 'saint').
    • Trick-or-treating began with the poor in the 15 th century…
      • In England, poor people would beg for “soul cakes.”
      • Families would give soul cakes in return for a promise to pray for the family’s relatives
      • Costumes
      • “ Trick or Treating”
      • Jack O' Lanterns
      • Parties
      • Scary movies / stories
      Today:
    • Costumes
      • Halloween is a fun holiday.
      • People wear funny or scary costumes.
    • Trick or Treating
      • Children use a basket, bag, or pillowcase to carry their Halloween candy.
      • Children knock on doors and say “Trick or treat!”
      • People give them candy.
    • Lots of Candy!
    • Jack-O'-Lanterns
      • People carve pumpkins and use them to decorate their homes.
    • People go to costume parties
      • Bobbing for apples is a popular game at Halloween parties.
      • Players try to bite an apple and take it out of a bucket of water without using their hands.
    • People tell scary stories and watch scary movies
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    • The End Happy Halloween!