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  • HAPPY HALLOWEEN
  • Ancient Celt
    • Centuries ago, there were some people called the Celts who lived in what are now England, France and Ireland .
    • The Celts believed that spirits sometimes helped and other times they hurt people.
    • The Celts spent all spring and summer growing food to last them through the winter.
    • When it was time to harvest all the food, they held a festival called SAMHAIN to thank the good spirits for their help.
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    • The festival was celebrated on November Ist , the day that marked the end of warm light weather.
    • As part of the celebration, people wore costumes and ate plenty of good food.
    • They also made sacrifices to keep bad spirits away.
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  • All Saint's Day
    • Several hundred years later,a new religion (Christianity) spread in the Celtic lands.
    • Christianity, believed that November Ist was a day to honour people who had died for their religion.
  • Origin of the word “HALLOWEEN”
    • November Ist became known as "All Saint's Day" or "All-hallowmas .
    • The night before the festival day, October 31, became known as "All-hallows Eve" or "Hallowe'en."
  • Early Halloween
    • Halloween turned into a scary time for people who believed that evil spirits would wander the earth to cause trouble.
    • To feel safe, people began to put lanterns in their windows and in front of their doors to scare away spirits .
  • Modern Halloween
    • Today's Halloween celebrations combine the joy of the Samhain festivals of the Celts with the more spooky aspect of All Hallows Eve.
    • Costumes, pumpkins and imaginary spooks all combine to make one of the most popular holidays in many countries around the world ,where people wish each other a "Happy Halloween."
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  • LINKS 1.Isabel Pérez 2. Halloween website 3. Learn English kids 4. Family education.com
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