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NB1 - Powerpoint presentation for Nivel Basico 1 students at the Escuela Oficial de Idiomas. Please, visit my educational blogs for EOI students: www.eoi-nb1.blogspot.com, www.eoi-nb2.blogspot.com, …

NB1 - Powerpoint presentation for Nivel Basico 1 students at the Escuela Oficial de Idiomas. Please, visit my educational blogs for EOI students: www.eoi-nb1.blogspot.com, www.eoi-nb2.blogspot.com, www.eoi-ni1.blogspot.com, www.eoi-ni2.blogspot.com, www.eoi-na1.blogspot.com

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  • 1. The History of Halloween Created by Sergio Viñals
  • 2. The origins of Halloween    Celtic origins. The ancient Celtic festivity of Samhain celebrated the end of summer and the beginning of winter. The festival started on the evening of October 31st and continued until the next day.
  • 3. RITUALS    Celtic druids organized religious rituals. They believed that ghosts, witches and evil spirits returned on the night of October 31 st. They made bonfires and wore frightening costumes to send evil spirits away. Ghost Witch Evil Spirits Bonfire Costume
  • 4. Halloween: past traditions     The colours of Halloween are orange and black. The Celts believed black cats had special powers. They used Jack-o-lanterns to frighten evil spirits. People make Jack-o-lanterns with pumpkins and put them in their gardens. Black cat Jack-o-lantern Pumpkin
  • 5. Halloween: present traditions   People put costumes and masks on. People go to Halloween parties. Halloween parties Costume and mask
  • 6. Halloween: present traditions   Children play trick or treat. People play bobbing for apples Trick or treat Bobbing for apples.
  • 7. Goodwill conquers Evil   The Roman Catholic Church called November 1st “All Saints’ Day”. Christians believe Jesus defeats Evil.
  • 8. Now it’s your turn  What are the origins of Halloween? A) American B) Irish C) Celtic
  • 9. Now it’s your turn  When do we celebrate Halloween? A) On 1st November B) On 31st October. C) On 30th October.
  • 10. Now it’s your turn  When was Samhein? A) At the end of winter B) At the beginning of summer C) At the end of summer
  • 11. Now it’s your turn  What is “bobbing for apples”? A) A Halloween game. B) A Halloween mask C) A Halloween song
  • 12. Now it’s your turn  A traditional Halloween vegetable is… A) Apple. B) Pumpkin. C) Orange.
  • 13. Now it’s your turn Try this webpage to check your Halloween words. Halloween activities
  • 14. THE END Don’t miss my other educational blogs: www.eoi-nb1.blogspot.com (NB1 EOI / A1 CEFR) www.eoi-nb2.blogspot.com (NB2 EOI / A2 CEFR) www.eoi-ni1.blogspot.com (NI1 EOI / B1 CEFR) www.eoi-ni2.blogspot.com (NI2 EOI / B1 CEFR) www.eoi-na1.blogspot.com (NA1 EOI / B2 CEFR) © Sergio Viñals