The Origins of Halloween

Ever wondered why people dress up in costumes for Halloween? Do you buy a Halloween pumpkin to decorate every year but aren’t really sure why?

Use the link below to discover the origins of Halloween and find out about some of the fascinating traditions that are followed in this Autumn festival.

Halloween Origins

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/15169373

 

10 thoughts on “The Origins of Halloween

  1. Witches still live nowadays and people believe that spirits from the dead and they return just for one day as ghosts and you leave food at your doorstep for the spirits and then people walk away in a costume to look like them.We decorate pumpkins to keep the spirits away from the living.Another family activity is called bobbing for apples.The witches always dress in black, have green skin, have a pointy hat and have black cats.

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  2. These are my facts I learnt about Halloween : At the end of summer, the Celts thought the barrier between our world and the world of ghosts and spirits got really thin.This meant weird creatures with strange powers could wander about on Earth.The Celts had a big party. It was all about scaring away the ghosts and spirits.Later, with the Christian religion, the day became known as All Hallows’ Eve – the day before All Saints’ Day on 1 November.In the USA there is 40000 witches without any green skin they blend in as normal people.Jack – O – Lanterns are the real names for carved pump -inks.

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  3. Halloween was celebrated 2000 years ago. Ghosts from the dead returned on the 31st of October, to this world. People left food for the ghosts.

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  4. All about Halloween:

    1)In Great Britain, Jack-O-Lanterns are traditionally made from turnips.
    2)During Holloween adults and children have a toffee apple as a little treat.
    3)Halloween celebrates the Christian holiday of All Hallows Eve.
    4)Halloween is a holiday annually celebrated on October 31.
    5)Some people hold Halloween parties!

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