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Natalie S. Period 4

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  1. 1. Halloween By: Natalie S. Period 4
  2. 2. Celts <ul><li>Ireland, the United Kingdom, and northern France </li></ul><ul><li>night of October 31, they celebrated Samhain </li></ul><ul><li>ghosts of the dead returned to earth </li></ul><ul><li>causing trouble and damaging crops </li></ul>
  3. 3. Druids <ul><li>huge sacred bonfires </li></ul><ul><li>people gathered to burn crops and animals as sacrifices to the Celtic deities </li></ul><ul><li>Celts wore costumes consisting of animal heads and skins </li></ul><ul><li>attempted to tell each other's fortunes </li></ul><ul><li>re-lit their hearth fires </li></ul>
  4. 4. Romans <ul><li>A.D. 43:conquered the majority of Celtic territory </li></ul><ul><li>Feralia commemorated the passing of the dead </li></ul><ul><li>honor Pomona, the Roman goddess of fruit and trees </li></ul><ul><li>symbol of Pomona is the apple:&quot;bobbing&quot; for apples at Halloween </li></ul>
  5. 5. Christians <ul><li>the 800s </li></ul><ul><li>Pope Boniface IV designated November 1 All Saints' Day </li></ul><ul><li>celebration was also called All-hallows or All-hallowmas </li></ul><ul><li>A.D. 1000, the church would make November 2 All Souls' Day </li></ul>
  6. 6. Halloween