Hallowe’En In Northen Ireland

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Hallowe’En In Northen Ireland

  1. 1. Hallowe’en in Northern Ireland
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Halloween is celebrated on the 31 st October. </li></ul><ul><li>It first originated in Ireland but when the Great Potato Famine hit Ireland in the 1840s, many Irish people went to America and the tradition also started there. </li></ul><ul><li>It is also known as All Hallow’s </li></ul><ul><li>Eve. </li></ul><ul><li>School’s in Northern Ireland </li></ul><ul><li>close for one week at Halloween. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Carving turnips or pumpkins <ul><li>In different countries, people make lanterns out of vegetables. </li></ul><ul><li>In America and places they use pumpkins, but in Northern Ireland and Ireland it has always been traditional to carve a turnip. </li></ul><ul><li>Then a candle is placed inside </li></ul><ul><li>it. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Trick or Treat <ul><li>Trick or treat is mainly done by children. </li></ul><ul><li>They dress up in costumes and go round the doors in their neighbourhood and say ‘Trick or Treat’ </li></ul><ul><li>A trick means that if they do not receive sweets or treats at the door, they can play a trick on the person in the house </li></ul><ul><li>A treat means the person in the house has to give the children something like sweets or money. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Dressing Up <ul><li>It is also traditional to dress up in costumes at Halloween. </li></ul><ul><li>People are supposed to dress up as scary things, but some people don’t. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Favourite things to dress up as
  7. 7. Food <ul><li>At Halloween we eat different types of food. </li></ul><ul><li>There are a lot of sweets for young children including toffee apples. </li></ul><ul><li>We also make apple tarts with money in them. </li></ul><ul><li>Eating different types of nuts also happens including monkey nuts (peanuts in their shell) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Games <ul><li>We also play different types of games including bobbing for apples. </li></ul><ul><li>This involves a barrel filled with water and apples floating in them and you have to catch an apple in your teeth. You cannot use your hands!! </li></ul>
  9. 9. Fireworks and Bonfires <ul><li>We always have fireworks on Halloween night. </li></ul><ul><li>However, fireworks are now illegal in Northern Ireland and you can only have them if you buy a fireworks licence. </li></ul><ul><li>There are usually displays in different towns for people to watch. </li></ul><ul><li>There are also bonfires in some places but they are not as popular as fireworks. </li></ul>

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