Interesting facts about halloween

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Interesting facts about halloween

  1. 1. I NTERESTING FACTS ABOUT ... HALLOWEEN
  2. 2. HALLOWEEN HAS SEVERAL DIFFERENT NAMES <ul><li>All Hallows Eve </li></ul><ul><li>Samhain </li></ul><ul><li>All Hallowtide </li></ul><ul><li>The Feast of the Dead </li></ul><ul><li>All Saints Eve </li></ul><ul><li>El Día de los Muertos </li></ul><ul><li>... </li></ul>
  3. 3. T HE TRADITION OF WEARING MASKS ON HALLOWEEN COMES FROM WELSH   AND CELTIC TRADITIONS THAT CLAIM THE DEAD VISIT THE LIVING ON OCTOBER 31 ST .
  4. 4. THE MASKS ARE INTENDED TO KEEP THE SPIRITS OF THE DEAD FROM RECOGNIZING THE LIVING .
  5. 5. T HE TRADITION OF ADDING PRANKS   INTO THE HALLOWEEN MIX STARTED TO TURN UGLY IN THE 1930' S AND A MOVEMENT BEGAN TO SUBSTITUTE PRACTICAL JOKES FOR
  6. 6. KIDS GOING DOOR TO DOOR COLLECTING CANDY
  7. 7. JACK O ' LANTERNS ORIGINATED IN IRELAND AS HOLLOWED OUT TURNIPS WITH CANDLES PLACED IN THEM TO KEEP AWAY EVIL GHOSTS AND SPIRITS ON THE SAMHAIN HOLIDAY ABOUT 99% OF ALL PUMPKINS SOLD ARE USED AS JACK O ' LANTERNS FOR HALLOWEEN
  8. 8. AS FOR CATS ... <ul><li>BLACK CATS </li></ul><ul><li>get a bad rap on Halloween because they were once believed to be witchs' subordinates who protected their master's dark powers. </li></ul><ul><li>   WHITE CATS </li></ul><ul><li>In England, it's just the opposite. White cats are believed to be bad luck. </li></ul>
  9. 9. I F YOU SEE A SPIDER ON HALLOWEEN , IT IS SAID TO BE THE SPIRIT OF A LOVED ONE WATCHING OVER FOR YOU

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