Halloween

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Trabajo Halloween 2011 - IES Bajo Guadalquivir

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Halloween

  1. 1. HALLOWEEN
  2. 2. ORIGINS <ul><li>Celtic origins </li></ul><ul><li>The ancient celtic festivity of Samhain celebrated the end of summer and the beginning of winter. It started the evening of October 31st . </li></ul>
  3. 3. RITUALS <ul><li>Celtic druids organized </li></ul><ul><li>religious rituals. </li></ul><ul><li>They believed that ghosts, </li></ul><ul><li>witches and evil spirits returned </li></ul><ul><li>on the night of October 31st. </li></ul><ul><li>They made bonfires and wore frightened costumes to send evil spirits away. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Jack-o-Lanterns <ul><li>Irish people used to carry turnips with candles inside them to light their way and also to scare off any ghosts. </li></ul><ul><li>A miserable man called Jacked tricked with the devil. He was unable to enter heaven or hell after his death, he was destinated to roam the earth listlessly. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Jack placed a piece of coal into carved-out turnip and used it as a lantern to keep the evil away. </li></ul><ul><li>Today </li></ul><ul><li>Children cut the shape of eyes, nose and mouth in a pumpkin and put a candle inside of it. </li></ul>
  6. 6. TRICK OR TREAT <ul><li>It originates from Britain and Ireland. </li></ul><ul><li>It dates back to Middle Ages when poor people used to go door to door on Hallowmass receiving foor in return for prayers for the dead on All Souls Day. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Today: Children go from door to door knocking and saying `trick or treat´ in exchange for sweets or sometimes money
  8. 8. Halloween activities <ul><li>Going trick or treating </li></ul><ul><li>Visiting haunted houses. </li></ul><ul><li>Wearing costumes </li></ul><ul><li>Telling ghosts stories </li></ul><ul><li>Watching horrors films </li></ul>

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