History Tradition Themes Halloween was originally Orange and black adopted from Celtic Orange highlights autumn, traditions, similar to and the changing of leaves Black symbolizes death. Samhain. Horror Historically, it is also a Halloween became the very Christian holiday. “scary” holiday because it November 1 is All Saints celebrates the deceased, Day both good and bad spirits. November 2 is All Souls Disguise Day
Guiding Spirits• Jack-o-Lanterns are an important part of Halloween. • The Jack-o-Lanterns are supposed to guide the spirits of the dead into a peaceful afterlife. • Scary faces were incorporated in order to scare off bad spirits. This is a traditional Jack-o- Lantern.
• Today, people make all different kinds of designs on pumpkins! Some can be scarier than others.
Costumes Originally, masks were worn to scare spirits too! People started to make scary costumes: Vampires Werewolves Living Dead (zombies) Ghosts Goblins Witches
Costumes Today Costumes today are not always scary (but some are)! Halloween gives people a day to dress up and pretend to be somebody else.
Trick or Treat! Trick or treating started in Ireland and Britain. Peasants would go door to door and ask for food or money, promising to pray for souls on All Souls’ Day. Today, children go from door to door with bags or baskets to ask for candy!
Food & Candy After carving pumpkins, we use the insides to make delicious pumpkin pies or roasted pumpkin seeds. Sometimes people make caramel apples. All different kinds of candies are given out: Chocolates Candy bars Lollipops Gummies
Other Traditions At costume parties, people will bob for apples. Apples are put in a tub of water, and you must get them using only your mouth – your hands are behind your back! People will also make scare crows and haunted houses, too. Sometimes, we gather around a bonfire and tell scary ghost stories!