THE HISTORY OF HALLOWEEN• We celebrate Halloween every year on October 31st.• The holiday originally comes from a people called theCelts.• The Celts lived in Europe more than 2000 years ago.•On November 1st they celebrated the end of summer.They thought ghosts visited the living on October 31st.They dressed up like ghosts so the spirits would not harmthem.
THE HISTORY OF HALLOWEEN• Halloween is an old tradition in Ireland and Scotland. Inthose countries, people dressed up and carried lanternsmade of turnips.• When people moved from Ireland and Scotland to theUnited States, they started using pumpkins.• This is where the jack-o´-lantern comes from.
HALLOWEEN ´ S NAME• Today, many countries still remember the dead onNovember 1st. It is called All Saints Day.•Another name for it is All Hallow´s day. The day before,October 31st, is called All Hallow´s Eve, or Halloween forshort.
JACK-O-LANTERNS• Irish children used tocarve out potatoes orturnips and light them forHalloween. Theycommemorated Jack, an Irishvillian so evil that the Godand the Devil didn´t wanthim. Rejected by both thesacred and the profane, hewandered the world lookingfor a place to rest. His only
TRICK OR TREAT• They also had a tradition of giving food to the spirits.Later, they gave the food to poor people. This is wheretrick-or-treating comes from.• At present, young people (with their coustumes) gofrom house to house saying “trick or treat”. People oftensay “treat” and give them sweets. If they say “trick”,young people will do a mischief.
TRADITIONAL FOOD IN HALLOWEEN• Pumpkin pie, pumpkin soup and pumkin biscuits are verypopular.••Barnbrack is a kind of fruitcake that can be bought instrores or baked at home. A muslin-wrapped treat is bakedinside the cake that, it is said, can foretell the eater´sfuture. If a ring is found, it means that the person willsoon be wed; a piece of straw means thah a prosperousyear is on its way. A barnbrack