HalloweenOrigins andTraditions
Origins Halloween began 2000 years ago inIreland with the ancient religion of theCelts (Paganism).
They celebrated theirNew Year onNovember 1st. This day marked the end of summer and thebeginning of the dark, cold winter...
Samhain (sow-in) On the night of October 31, they celebratedSamhain, when it was believed that the ghostsof the dead retu...
Costumes People thought that they would encounterghosts if they left their homes…
So they wore costumes. This way, the ghosts couldn’t recognize them!
Symbols Nuts, fruits and apples were part of theSamhain harvest ceremonies. Apples were sacred andlucky! The colours of...
Now people do applebobbing
And eat toffee apples
The Christian Influence As the influence of Christianityspread into Celtic lands, in the 7thcentury, Pope Boniface IVintr...
Trick-or-treating began withthe poor in the 15thcentury… During the All Souls Day festival in England,poor people would b...
then children… The practice, which wasreferred to as "going a-souling" was eventuallytaken up by children whowould visit ...
Today: Children still go from house-to-house, butinstead of food, and money, they get sweets.
Halloween went toAmerica In the 19thcentury, millions of Irish emigrantsfled into America as a result of the potatofamine...
The Jack-O-Lantern The Irish used to carryturnips with candles inthem to light their wayat night and to scareaway ghosts..
When they arrived in America theyfoundthat there were lots of pumpkins and theywere much easier to carve than turnips.
Now, Jack-O-Lanterns areused for decorating people’shomes.
There are competitions for advancedcarvers….
People have recently started carvingless traditional Jack-O-Lanterns
Teenagers and adults go toparties….
Some people watch scaryfilms…
Children go trick or treating!
Everyone eats lots ofsweets!
THIS IS HALLOWEEN SONG:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHLgob-PpIkGap Fill Exercise: http://en.islcollective.com/resources/...
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Halloween presentación

  1. 1. HalloweenOrigins andTraditions
  2. 2. Origins Halloween began 2000 years ago inIreland with the ancient religion of theCelts (Paganism).
  3. 3. They celebrated theirNew Year onNovember 1st. This day marked the end of summer and thebeginning of the dark, cold winter, a time ofyear that was often associated with humandeath.
  4. 4. Samhain (sow-in) On the night of October 31, they celebratedSamhain, when it was believed that the ghostsof the dead returned to earth.
  5. 5. Costumes People thought that they would encounterghosts if they left their homes…
  6. 6. So they wore costumes. This way, the ghosts couldn’t recognize them!
  7. 7. Symbols Nuts, fruits and apples were part of theSamhain harvest ceremonies. Apples were sacred andlucky! The colours of Halloweenare Orange and Black -they represent harvest(orange) and death (black)
  8. 8. Now people do applebobbing
  9. 9. And eat toffee apples
  10. 10. The Christian Influence As the influence of Christianityspread into Celtic lands, in the 7thcentury, Pope Boniface IVintroduced All Saints Day, a timeto honor saints and martyrs, to replacethe Pagan festival of Samhain. Oct. 31stthus became AllHallows Eve (hallow means saint).
  11. 11. Trick-or-treating began withthe poor in the 15thcentury… During the All Souls Day festival in England,poor people would beg for “soul cakes,” made out ofsquare pieces of bread with currants Families would give soul cakes in return for apromise to pray for the family’s relatives
  12. 12. then children… The practice, which wasreferred to as "going a-souling" was eventuallytaken up by children whowould visit the housesin their neighborhood andbe given ale, food, andmoney.
  13. 13. Today: Children still go from house-to-house, butinstead of food, and money, they get sweets.
  14. 14. Halloween went toAmerica In the 19thcentury, millions of Irish emigrantsfled into America as a result of the potatofamine. They brought with them theirtraditions of Halloween.
  15. 15. The Jack-O-Lantern The Irish used to carryturnips with candles inthem to light their wayat night and to scareaway ghosts..
  16. 16. When they arrived in America theyfoundthat there were lots of pumpkins and theywere much easier to carve than turnips.
  17. 17. Now, Jack-O-Lanterns areused for decorating people’shomes.
  18. 18. There are competitions for advancedcarvers….
  19. 19. People have recently started carvingless traditional Jack-O-Lanterns
  20. 20. Teenagers and adults go toparties….
  21. 21. Some people watch scaryfilms…
  22. 22. Children go trick or treating!
  23. 23. Everyone eats lots ofsweets!
  24. 24. THIS IS HALLOWEEN SONG:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHLgob-PpIkGap Fill Exercise: http://en.islcollective.com/resources/printables_page?id=4112

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