Origin• Halloween can be traced back to the ancient religion of the Celtics in Ireland.• They used to have Samhain which was a festival to celebrate the end of the Celtic year.• They built fires on the hills to welcome the souls of the dead back to their homes.
When? Where? How?31 October.• Halloween is celebrated on st• It is celebrated all over the world – Great Britain, United States, Mexico, Canada.• Some people decorate their homes, dress up in a costume, go to parties and children play trick-or-treat.
Traditions• Pumpkins• Jack-o-lanterns• Trick-or-treat?• Costumes• Monsters & Ghosts• Apple bobbing• Superstitions• Scary stories & films
Pumpkins & Jack- o’-LanternsPumpkins are the symbol of Halloween.We remove the inside of the pumpkin and cut out theeyes, nose and mouth to make jack-o-lanterns.They were originally created to scare off evil spirits!People make them scary...Others make them funny...
Trick-Or- Treat?• Children like to dress up on Halloween.• They go from house to house knocking on people‘s doors and asking them “Trick or Treat?”• Normally, people give them a treat such as sweets or money so a trick is not played on the owner of the house.
Costumes • Its not only children that like to dress up! • A lot of people have Halloween parties and the guests normally wear costumes.Vampire & VAMPIRES PUMPKIN DEATH MUMMY
Apple bobbing• Apple bobbing is a popular activity on Halloween.• They use apples to remind us that it is the time of harvest.• Apples are put in a big bowl of water and you have to try and pick one up with your teeth.
Halloween• If superstitions a candle goes out by itself, a ghost has entered the room.• You can see your future if you stare into a flame.• If you see a spider, people believe it is the spirit of a dead loved one watching you.• If you want to meet a witch, you must wear your clothes inside out and walk backwards.