Halloween presentation for ESO + comprehension questions
The Night of Spirits
• Halloween has got ancient Celtic
• It is related to a harvest festival.
• On the Celtic calendar, Samhain
(31st October) was the last day of
• 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
• 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.
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.
The tradition of carving
a Jack o’lanten started in
the UK. They carved
pumpkins and left them
on the doorstep to ward
off evil spirits.
HALLOWEEN COLOURS AND SYMBOLS
The colours orange
and black represent
orange is the colour of
autumn and black is
associated with death.
• Halloween now is an exciting event in the United
States, Great Britain and many other countries in
• Every American Calendar has Halloween marked on it.
HALLOWEEN IN NEW YORK CITY
Halloween is a very important festivity in NYC. There’s a big
parade and everybody gets crazy
Halloween is nowadays
a happy celebration,
specially for children.
People like dressing up
in scary costumes and
watch horror films.
Trick-or-treating is the
most famous Halloween
Children go door to door
asking for sweets (treats).
usually say some
traditional rhymes and poems
"Trick or Treat"
Trick or Treat! Give me something
good to eat.
Give me candy. Give me cake.
Give me something sweet to take!
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.
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?