Halloween

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Halloween

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

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