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Halloween 2012 by holly walker Halloween 2012 by holly walker Presentation Transcript

  • Halloween
  • Halloween• Annual holiday in United States every October 31st• Special Halloween foods• Costumes• Fun Activities• Jack-o’-lanterns
  • History of Halloween• Celts in ancient England, France, and Ireland: – Had a festival to celebrate the end of the harvest every November 1st – Marked the end of warm weather and beginning of cold weather – People wore costumes, told stories, ate good food, and made sacrifices to keep bad spirits away
  • History of Halloween• All Saint’s Day in Christian Religion – Also celebrated on November 1st – A day to honor all those who died – Celts began calling All Saint’s Day “All-hallowmas” – The night before became known as “All-hallows Eve” or “Hallowe’en”
  • History of Halloween – Early Halloween• Because November 1st was a day for good spirits, people thought the night before was for bad spirits – People thought bad spirits roamed earth and caused trouble on October 31st• People were frightened and put lanterns in windows to scare away bad spirits – Some made lanterns from vegetables
  • Modern Halloween• Halloween is a joyous celebration – People wish each other a “Happy Halloween”• Special Halloween foods, activities, customs in the United States
  • Halloween Food• Candy shaped like bats, skulls, pumpkins, worms• Candy Apples– Apple on a stick covered in a sugar candy• Caramel Apples– Apple on a stick covered in caramel
  • Halloween Food• Pumpkin Pie• Candy Corn – A soft, sugary candy shaped like corn kernels• Popcorn Balls – Snack made from popcorn and marshmallow
  • Jack-o’-Lanterns• People carve pumpkins with faces or other designs and put candles inside the pumpkins.• People cook and eat the seeds from pumpkins. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvkT26nZseE
  • Trick-or-Treating• Children dress in costumes and go to houses in the neighborhood.• They say “Trick or Treat”• Adults give candy
  • Activities• Hayrides• Decorating• Haunted house attractions
  • Activities• Costume Parties• Bobbing for Apples• Corn Mazes
  • Halloween Movies/Music http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0thH3qnHTbI
  • Best scary stories prizes & crafts