Halloween presentation for ESO + comprehension questions

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  • 1. HALLOWEEN The Night of Spirits
  • 2. HALLOWEEN ORIGINS • Halloween has got ancient Celtic origins. • It is related to a harvest festival. • On the Celtic calendar, Samhain (31st October) was the last day of summer. •
  • 3. HALLOWEEN ORIGINS • Druids (the Celtic priests) practised religious rituals and magic on Samhain Day. • They also predicted the future. • On this day, the Celts made big fires and dressed in scary costumes.
  • 4. HALLOWEEN ORIGINS • The Celts believed that ghosts came out their tombs on the night of 31st October. • They wanted to frighten the evil spirits dressing up as skeletons, ghosts or witches.
  • 5. ALL SAINTS DAY The day after Halloween is called All-Saints Day. It is a Christian festivity. In Spain, we go to the cemetary to lay flowers on our relatives’ graves.
  • 6. JACK O’LANTERN • The tradition of carving a Jack o’lanten started in the UK. They carved and decorated pumpkins and left them on the doorstep to ward off evil spirits.
  • 7. HALLOWEEN COLOURS AND SYMBOLS • The colours orange and black represent Halloween because orange is the colour of pumpkins and autumn and black is associated with death.
  • 8. HALLOWEEN NOW • Halloween now is an exciting event in the United States, Great Britain and many other countries in the world. • Every American Calendar has Halloween marked on it.
  • 9. HALLOWEEN IN NEW YORK CITY Halloween is a very important festivity in NYC. There’s a big • parade and everybody gets crazy •
  • 10. HALLOWEEN IN NEW YORK CITY • •
  • 11. HALLOWEEN NOW • Halloween is nowadays a happy celebration, specially for children. People like dressing up in scary costumes and watch horror films.
  • 12. TRICK-OR-TREATING Trick-or-treating is the most famous Halloween custom: Children go door to door asking for sweets (treats). HChildren usually say some traditional rhymes and poems
  • 13. TRICK-OR-TREAT RHYMES • "Trick or Treat" Trick or Treat! Give me something good to eat. Give me candy. Give me cake. Give me something sweet to take!
  • 14. TRICK-OR-TREATING RHYMES Trick or treat, you're so neat. Give me something good to eat. Nuts and candy, fruit and gum. I'll go away if you give me some. Trick or treat, smell my feet. I know you'll give us lots of treats. Not too big, not too small, Maybe the size of Montreal.
  • 15. • • • • • • • • • • • • • COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS WHEN IS HALLOWEEN? WHAT IS A DRUID? WHAT DID DRUIDS DO ON HALLOWEEN? HOW DID CELTS FRIGHTEN THE EVIL SPIRITS? WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE DAY AFTER HALLOWEEN? WHAT DO PEOPLE USUALLY DO ON ALL-SAINTS DAY IN SPAIN? WHAT IS A JACK O’LANTERN? WHAT ARE THE COLOURS OF HALLOWEEN? WHERE IS HALLOWEEN MOST CELEBRATED? WHAT DO PEOPLE IN NEW YORK CITY USUALLY DO ON HALLOWEEN? WHAT DO CHILDREN USUALLY DO ON HALLOWEEN? WHAT IS THE MOST FAMOUS TRADITION ON HALLOWEEN?
  • 16. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!