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History of Halloween

History of Halloween
Halloween falls on October 31st each year in North America and other parts of the world. What do you know about Halloween? Do you celebrate it in your country? Here is a little history about it. Vocabulary to evolve (v)- to change little by little spirit (n)- ghost, some people believe the spirit and body separate when a person diesholy (adj)- sacred, very good, related to religion. Like many other holidays, Halloween has evolved and changed throughout history. More than a thousand years ago the Christian church named November 1 All Saints Day (also called All Hallows.) Like the Celts, the Europeans of that time also believed that the spirits of the dead would visit the earth on Halloween. The tradition of Halloween was carried to America by the immigrating Europeans. These days Halloween is not usually considered a religious holiday. Happy Halloween! Check Your Understanding True or False. 1. True False 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

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78 Elementary Writing Ideas for Halloween Halloween Writing Ideas for Elementary Kids— Elementary writing may be practiced year around, but the holidays are a particularly fun time to encourage children to practice their creative writing skills. With fall leaves on the ground and students planning their costumes, Halloween is on the minds of your elementary students. Go ahead! Halloween games, bingo, worksheets, flashcards, activities and more. Halloween flashcards 1: preview these cards a jack o' lantern, trick or treat, candy, a spider web, a haunted house, a black cat, a bat, a ghost, a vampire, a skeleton, a mummy, Frankenstein, a witch, a spider, a werewolf Making Jack-o'-lanterns Halloween is a festival that takes place every year on October 31. It is a time when children and adults dress up in costumes, go trick or treating and make jack-o-lanterns from empty pumpkins . Halloween goes back to the customs and traditions of the Celts , who lived between Ireland and Northern France about 2000 years ago. They were pagans who did not believe in god. They thought that witches , demons and the spirits of dead people wandered around the world on the evening before November 1. They lit bonfires to scare them away and they tried to confuse these demons by wearing the same clothes that they did.

10 Fun Halloween Facts for Families - HowStuffWorks Halloween is probably a cat's least favorite holiday. The Humane Society advises people to keep pets -- and especially black cats -- indoors to protect them from becoming victims of candy-fueled mischief. Black cats are most at risk for pranks and cruelty because of their lengthy association with evil spirits. In ancient Egypt, cats were held in high esteem and one goddess, Bast, was represented in the form of a cat. But in the 13th century, when the Catholic Church launched the Inquisition, the favorable feline tide turned as alleged pagans sometimes kept company with cats.

THRILLER Lyrics - MICHAEL JACKSON It's close to midnightSomething evil's a-lurkin'in the darkUnder the moonlightYou see a sight that almost stops your heartYou try to screamBut terror takes the sound before you make itYou start to freezeAs horror looks you right between the eyesYou're paralyzed 'Cause this is thrillerThriller at nightAnd no one's gonna save youFrom the beast about to strikeYou know it's thrillerThriller at nightYou're fighting for your lifeInside a killerThriller tonight, yeah You hear the door slamAnd realize there's nowhere left to runYou feel the cold handAnd wonder if you'll ever see the sunYou close your eyesAnd hope that this is just imaginationBut all the whileYou hear a creature creepin' up behindYou're outta time

Dr Ciaran O'Keeffe: Six reasons why we should celebrate Halloween - Dr Ciaran O'Keeffe Reverend J John argues today that far from being a harmless celebration, Halloween celebrates evil and trivialises death and deformity. He says it subverts messages we would usually wish to promote - such as warning children not to take sweets from strangers - and glorifies everything that is evil and unpleasant. But I am here to step in and defend Halloween as something frivolously fun that deserved to be celebrated. Here's why... 1.

Book Cover Creator ReadWriteThink has a variety of resources for out-of-school use. Visit our Parent & Afterschool Resources section to learn more. More Download the plug-in tools you need to use our games and tools, or check to see if you've got the latest version. Learn more Halloween Pictures - HowStuffWorks Halloween stands out as one of the most unique holidays in the United States. Check out some Halloween traditions on the next page.(William Thomas Cain/Getty Images) Black Friday - Mary Glasgow Magazines Thanksgiving is a holiday in America. Every year it’s on the last Thursday in November. People visit their families, eat a special dinner, and think about what they are thankful for. The day after Thanksgiving, is called Black Friday. This year it is on the 28th of November. Halloween Vocabulary Word List, With Definitions Here is a list of English words and phrases we use to talk about Halloween. When you have finished reading through the list, why not try some of the free online Halloween exercises on our site and test how much you know about the Halloween holiday! Click here for an easier picture vocabulary word list instead, if you find this activity too hard. All Hallows Eve - another name for Halloween. apparition - a transparent, ghostly figure.

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