A History Of Halloween

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This is a project we did earlier this year. Its about Halloween!!

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A History Of Halloween

  1. 1. A Brief History of Halloween Meghan McLeroy 4 th Period
  2. 2. Origins of Halloween <ul><li>Halloween was started by the Celts. Back </li></ul><ul><li>when it first started it was a festival of </li></ul><ul><li>Samhain, which is the </li></ul><ul><li>Gaelic word for </li></ul><ul><li>November. </li></ul><ul><li>Later, the Romans </li></ul><ul><li>combined it with two other </li></ul><ul><li>festivals, and it lasted three days. Together the </li></ul><ul><li>three days were called Hallowmas, which was </li></ul><ul><li>later changed to Halloween. </li></ul>
  3. 3. How Halloween Arrived in the U.S. <ul><li>Halloween was brought to the U.S. by </li></ul><ul><li>European immigrants. The immigrants </li></ul><ul><li>realized they </li></ul><ul><li>missed the </li></ul><ul><li>festival so they </li></ul><ul><li>started to celebrate </li></ul><ul><li>it here. The </li></ul><ul><li>immigration boom of the 1900s really </li></ul><ul><li>helped spread Halloween around. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Halloween Around the World-- Scotland <ul><li>Scotland shared the Gaelic culture that </li></ul><ul><li>the Celts had; therefore, Halloween has </li></ul><ul><li>been around a very long time. </li></ul><ul><li>In Scotland, children go to </li></ul><ul><li>people’s houses and entertain </li></ul><ul><li>them to get candy. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Halloween Around the World--Bonaire <ul><li>Halloween spread to Bonaire after the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>had started celebrating it. In Bonaire, kids </li></ul><ul><li>go to shops and get candy, rather than </li></ul><ul><li>going to houses. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Halloween Around the World--Ireland <ul><li>Like Scotland, Ireland has some Gaelic </li></ul><ul><li>culture. Halloween has almost been in </li></ul><ul><li>Ireland since it has started. </li></ul><ul><li>In Ireland, they celebrate </li></ul><ul><li>Halloween by dressing up as </li></ul><ul><li>creatures from the underworld and </li></ul><ul><li>lighting bonfires. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Halloween Personalities
  8. 8. Halloween Symbols
  9. 9. Halloween Traditions in the U.S. <ul><li>Some people dress up and go trick-or- </li></ul><ul><li>treating to receive candy. Others go to </li></ul><ul><li>costume parties at neighborhood </li></ul><ul><li>houses. Either way, Halloween </li></ul><ul><li>is fun for all ages! </li></ul>
  10. 10. Bibliography <ul><li>http://En.wkipedia.org/wiki/Halloween </li></ul><ul><li>http://history.com/minisites/halloween </li></ul><ul><li>http://halloween.monstrous.com/halloween_symbols.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://wilstar.com/holidays/hallown.htm </li></ul>

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