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Halloween Mary Rector  7 th   10-16-07
Origins of Halloween <ul><li>The holiday was a day of religious festivities in various northern European pagan traditions,...
 
How Halloween crossed over to US <ul><li>In the United States, the first recorded instance of a Halloween celebration occu...
 
Origins and current descriptions of Halloween <ul><li>In the United States, the first recorded instance of a Halloween cel...
 
Symbols of Halloween
 
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  1. 1. Halloween Mary Rector 7 th 10-16-07
  2. 2. Origins of Halloween <ul><li>The holiday was a day of religious festivities in various northern European pagan traditions, until it was appropriated by Christian missionaries and given a Christian interpretation. </li></ul>
  3. 4. How Halloween crossed over to US <ul><li>In the United States, the first recorded instance of a Halloween celebration occurred in Anoka, Minn., in 1921 </li></ul><ul><li>Halloween did not become a holiday in America until the 19th century, where lingering Puritan tradition meant even Christmas was scarcely observed before the 1800s. North American almanacs of the late 18th and early 19th centuries make no mention of Halloween in their lists of holidays. </li></ul><ul><li>The transatlantic migration of nearly two million Irish following the Irish Potato Famine (1845–1849) brought the holiday and its customs to America. Scottish emigration from the British Isles, primarily to Canada before 1870 and to the United States thereafter, brought that country's own version of the holiday to North America. </li></ul><ul><li>When the holiday was observed in 19th-century America, it was generally in three ways. Scottish-American and Irish-American societies held dinners and balls that celebrated their heritages, with perhaps a recitation of Robert Burns' poem &quot;Hallowe'en&quot; or a telling of Irish legends, much as Columbus Day celebrations were more about Italian-American heritage than Columbus. Home parties would center around children's activities, such as bobbing for apples and various divination games, particularly about future romance. And finally, pranks and mischief were common on Halloween. </li></ul>
  4. 6. Origins and current descriptions of Halloween <ul><li>In the United States, the first recorded instance of a Halloween celebration occurred in Anoka, Minn., in 1921 </li></ul><ul><li>Halloween did not become a holiday in America until the 19th century, where lingering Puritan tradition meant even Christmas was scarcely observed before the 1800s. North American almanacs of the late 18th and early 19th centuries make no mention of Halloween in their lists of holidays. </li></ul><ul><li>The transatlantic migration of nearly two million Irish following the Irish Potato Famine (1845–1849) brought the holiday and its customs to America. Scottish emigration from the British Isles, primarily to Canada before 1870 and to the United States thereafter, brought that country's own version of the holiday to North America. </li></ul>
  5. 8. Symbols of Halloween
  6. 10. <ul><li>http://halloween.monstrous.com/halloween_symbols.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Mary Rector </li></ul><ul><li>7 th period </li></ul>
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