Halloween customs and traditions

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Halloween customs and traditions

  1. 1. HALLOWEEN CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS BONFIRES: In northern Ireland, it was a custom for Druids toperform ritualistic ceremonies and make sacrifices to pacify their gods with a fire festival. Its common to witness hundreds of traditional bonfires in Ireland every year on Halloween Night.
  2. 2. Costumes• Halloween costumes originated from the Celts celebrating Samhain by dressing up in elaborate animal skins and heads to disguise themselves as spirits and demons so that the real ones couldnt distinguish them as being human. Their ceremonies consisted of dancing, telling stories, and reading fortunes.
  3. 3. Jack-O-Lanterns• The traditions of carving jack-o-lanterns originates with the Celts. A miserable man named Jack, tricked the devil. Today, pumpkins are carved into jack-o-lanterns, lit and placed outside of doorways for the same purpose.
  4. 4. Trick or Treating• The custom of trick or treating evolved in Ireland, centuries ago. In preparation for All Hollows Eve, the poor would call upon the rich and ask money, gifts and food. The food was gathered for a huge feast and celebration.
  5. 5. Let’s Recap! Halloween tradition and customs:• Bonfires:In northern Ireland, it was a custom.• Halloween costumes originated from the Celts. Their ceremonies consisted of dancing, telling stories, and reading fortunes.• Jack-O-Lanterns: pumpkins are carved into jack- o-lanterns.• Trick or Treating: the poor ask the rich money for a huge feast and celebration.• When is Halloween?

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