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Halloween is the name
of a popular celebration
of pre-Christian origin,
now typically American
and Canadian, which is
cele...
CUSTOMS
Pumpkin It is customary to
carve Halloween
pumpkins with
menacing faces
and put a candle
inside. It was a
way to send
dev...
Witches
 The practice
also refers to
the witches. It
was thought
that they
wandered in the
darkness to
frighten . So the
...
Owls
Spiders
Skeleton
Cats
Colours
Bats
OTHER
SYMBOLS:
OWLS
 Due to their status as wise creatures,
and their long-standing association to
the spiritual side of life, it common...
SPIDERS
 Spiders are
creatures
considered
to be
endowed
with
supernatural
qualities
Bats
 Bats are known as
symbols of bad
luck or evil and
associated with
Halloween.
Bats were thought
to indicate the
pres...
Cats
 In ancient religions,
black cats were
considered to be
able to foretell the
future. During the
Middle Ages it was
b...
Jack-o'-lantern
The carved jack-o'-lantern, lit by a
candle inside, is one of Halloween's
most prominent symbols. Many
fam...
SKELETON
The skeleton is a symbolic (and
physical) reminder of what remains
of life.
Ghosts
 The ghosts are the spirits of the dead,
that during the night of Halloween,
when the barriers between the world o...
Colours
 Colour Symbolism:
 Black : death, night, witches, black
cats, bats, vampires
 Orange: pumpkins, jack o' lanter...
Children dress up as ghosts,witches or skeletons
and call at houses playing “trick or treat ?“.
If the person opening the ...
GAMES
Match the
pictures
with the
numbers
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Halloween

  1. 1. Halloween is the name of a popular celebration of pre-Christian origin, now typically American and Canadian, which is celebrated on the evening of October 31st . However, its ancient origins lie in the distant past of the European tradition.
  2. 2. CUSTOMS
  3. 3. Pumpkin It is customary to carve Halloween pumpkins with menacing faces and put a candle inside. It was a way to send devils and evils spirit out of the earth.
  4. 4. Witches  The practice also refers to the witches. It was thought that they wandered in the darkness to frighten . So the light of the candles was a weapon against them.
  5. 5. Owls Spiders Skeleton Cats Colours Bats OTHER SYMBOLS:
  6. 6. OWLS  Due to their status as wise creatures, and their long-standing association to the spiritual side of life, it common sense to consider owls sacred during Halloween.
  7. 7. SPIDERS  Spiders are creatures considered to be endowed with supernatural qualities
  8. 8. Bats  Bats are known as symbols of bad luck or evil and associated with Halloween. Bats were thought to indicate the presence of spirits or ghosts. One superstition says that if a bat flies around a house three times on Halloween, death will be coming soon.
  9. 9. Cats  In ancient religions, black cats were considered to be able to foretell the future. During the Middle Ages it was believed that witches could turn themselves into black cats. Thus when such a cat was seen, it was considered to be a witch. That’s why many black cats were killed and thrown into the fire.
  10. 10. Jack-o'-lantern The carved jack-o'-lantern, lit by a candle inside, is one of Halloween's most prominent symbols. Many families that celebrate Halloween carve a pumpkin into a frightening or comical face and place it on their home's doorstep after dark.
  11. 11. SKELETON The skeleton is a symbolic (and physical) reminder of what remains of life.
  12. 12. Ghosts  The ghosts are the spirits of the dead, that during the night of Halloween, when the barriers between the world of the living and the world of the dead become thinner, stir to scare and make jokes.
  13. 13. Colours  Colour Symbolism:  Black : death, night, witches, black cats, bats, vampires  Orange: pumpkins, jack o' lanterns, Autumn  Purple:night, the supernatural, mysticism  Green :goblins, monsters  Red: blood, evil
  14. 14. Children dress up as ghosts,witches or skeletons and call at houses playing “trick or treat ?“. If the person opening the door gives them sweets or money (a treat) they go away; otherwise they play a trick. Children sing : TRICK OR TREAT? SMELL MY FEET GIVE ME SOMETHING GOOD TO EAT! Trick or treat?
  15. 15. GAMES
  16. 16. Match the pictures with the numbers

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