HALLOWEEN Pedro José López Joaquín Cano Carolina Boo José Alberto García 1ºBACH A
HISTORY OF HALLOWEEN Straddling the line between fall and winter, plenty and paucity, life and death, Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition. It is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints and martyrs; the holiday, All Saints’ Day, incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows’ Eve and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a secular, community-based event characterized by child-friendly activities such as trick-or-treating. In a number of countries around the world, as the days grow shorter and the nights get colder, people continue to usher in the winter season with gatherings, costumes and sweet treats.
Symbols used in Halloween The most representative symbol of halloween is the pumpkin, the Bats
Witch: The growing fear of witches on Halloween night, as it is believed that his powers increase. SKELETON: Masks:
HALLOWEEN POPULAR SONGS: HALLOWEEN POPULAR SONGS: On Halloween is usual sing popular songs olders or moders. For example: “Five Boney Skeletons” is a popular song: Five boney skeletons standing in a row, Five boney skeletons bow down low; Their arm bones rattle and their leg bones shake, Be careful Mr Skeleton or you might break! Oooh Aah, Oooh Aah, Oooh Aah, Oooh Aah. then: Four boney skeletons... Three boney skeletons... Two boney skeletons... then: One boney skeleton standing on his own, One boney skeleton bows down low; His arm bones rattle and his leg bones shake, Be careful Mr Skeleton or you might break! Be careful Mr Skeleton or you might break!
Thriller” (Michael Jackson) is a modern song: It's close to midnight and something evil's lurking in the dark Under the moonlight you see a sight that almost stops your heart You try to scream but terror takes the sound before you make it You start to freeze as horror looks you right between the eyes You're paralyzed 'Cause this is thriller, thriller night And no one's gonna save you from the beast about to strike You know it's thriller, thriller night You're fighting for life inside a killer, thriller tonight You hear a door slam and realize there's nowhere left to run You feel the cold hand and wonder if you'll ever see the sun You close your eyes and hope that this is just imagination But all the while you hear the creature creepin' up behind You're out of time....
HALLOWEEN MANNERS: It’s traditional on Halloween play games like “biting the apple”, cut the pumpkings or tell tales of terror.
BLOODY MARY Urban Legend: Chanting "Bloody Mary!" thirteen times in front of a candlelit mirror in an otherwise dark room will summon her vengeful spirit.
The Story: Go into a room with a mirror and turn all the lights off. Bathrooms seem to be perfect for this since they almost always have a mirror and are usually dark at night with the lights off and the door closed. Light a candle, look into the mirror, start chanting "Bloody Mary". You have to do this 13 times, of course. You should see Bloody Mary behind your left shoulder after the thirteenth time. Beware, she has been reported to 1.) Kill the person calling her, 2.) Scratch their eyes out, 3.) Drive the person mad or 4.) pull the person into the mirror with her. This is an old legend, it has been around for ages. A folklorist, Janet Langlois, published an essay on the legend back in 1978. At that time, the legend was wide spread across the USA and a popular slumber party ritual done by girls as well as boys. No one knows the true origins of the Bloody Mary tale, she's been known to be anything from a witch that was killed for practicing witchcraft to a modern day woman killed in a car crash, depending on what part of the country you live in. It was made popular again in the film Urban Legends in 1999.
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