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Halloween

  1. 1. Halloween
  2. 2. What’s Halloween Halloween is a holiday celebrated on the night of October 31. The word Halloween is a shortening of All Hallows' Evening also known as Hallowe'en or All Hallows' Eve.
  3. 3. Traditional Activities ● ● ● ● ● ● Trick-or-treating Bonfires Costume parties Visiting haunted houses Carving pumpkins Originated by Irish and Scottish
  4. 4. Celtic Halloween ● ● ● Halloween is celebrated on 31st October every year. Halloween is the modern name of an ancient Celtic holiday “Samhain”. People celebrate this day as a spiritual beginning of a new year.
  5. 5. Trick-or-Treating Trick-or-treating, is an activity for children on or around Halloween in which they proceed from house to house in costumes, asking for treats such as confectionery with the question, "Trick or treat?" The "trick" part of "trick or treat" is a threat to play a trick on the homeowner or his property if no treat is given. Trick-or-treating is one of the main traditions of Halloween. It has become socially expected that if one lives in a neighborhood with children one should purchase treats in preparation for trick-or-treaters.
  6. 6. What are Jack O’ Lanterns? ● ● ● ● ● Usually made from pumpkins Typically the top is cut off The inside flesh then scooped out Usually a monstrous face is carved onto the outside surface and the lid replaced During the night, a candle is placed inside to illuminate the effect
  7. 7. Halloween Costumes Costumes are traditionally those of monsters such as vampires, ghosts, skeletons, witches, and devils. There are also costumes of pop culture figures like presidents, or film, television, and cartoon characters.
  8. 8. Punkin Chunkin Punkin Chunkin is an annual event where people make large contraptions to compete to see who can throw a pumpkin the farthest!
  9. 9. Cool Pumpkin Designs
  10. 10. Candy! Probably the only reason kids go trick-or-treating is for the CANDY!
  11. 11. Fun Fact Fifty percent of kids prefer to receive chocolate candy for Halloween, compared with 24% who prefer non-chocolate candy and 10% who preferred gum.
  12. 12. Another Fun Fact... The largest pumpkin ever measured was grown by Norm Craven, who broke the world record in 1993 with a 836 lb. pumpkin.
  13. 13. Movies Created for Halloween Beetle Juice, Hocus Pocus, Harry Potter and The Sorcerers Stone
  14. 14. Sources http://www.halloweenhistory.org/ https://www.google.com/search? q=halloween&rlz=1C1CHFX_enUS528US528&espv=210&es_sm=122&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=x513UpiuEIGF2gXy2o GgBQ&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&biw=1680&bih=949&dpr=1
  15. 15. The End!
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