Halloween

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Halloween

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3.  • Today, people make all different kinds of designs on pumpkins!  Some can be scarier than others.
  4. 4. Costumes  Originally, masks were worn to scare spirits too! People started to make scary costumes:  Vampires  Werewolves  Living Dead (zombies)  Ghosts  Goblins  Witches
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. 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!
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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!

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