Presentation on theme: "Halloween is traditionally celebrated on the night of 31st October, the night before All Saint’s Day. Halloween is based on an ancient Celtic holiday."— Presentation transcript:
Halloween is traditionally celebrated on the night of 31st October, the night before All Saint’s Day. Halloween is based on an ancient Celtic holiday and the name ‘Halloween’ means ‘Summer’s End’.
In past times people thought ghosts visited the living on October 31st. They dressed up like ghosts or witches so the spirits would not harm them.
The pumpkin has become a symbol of Halloween. People empty a pumpkin, cut a face into the side, and put a candle inside to make a lamp. It's known as a Jack O' Lantern, from an Irish legend about a man called Jack, who made a deal with the devil.
First you take a pumpkin Big and fat and round Then you cut the top off That will make a hat Then you hollow out the nose, the mouth and the eyes. Now you have a Jack-O-Lantern Halloween Surprise!
On this day, some children dress up in scary costumes. Then the children go to Halloween parties or they play "trick or treat". The children go to people's houses and say, "Trick or treat?" Usually people give them a "treat" - sweets! If they don't then the children play a trick!
The very best part of Halloween Is getting more candy than you’ve ever seen. I’ve got my scariest costume on. I scare myself when I’m all alone. Sun goes down, I’m all dressed up, I set out to try my luck. Walkin’ up and down the street, I knock on the door and say… Trick or treat, trick or treat, Give me something good to eat. Trick or treat, trick or treat, Give me something good to eat.
Today many people around the world celebrate this old festival - but today people usually have parties, dress up, and tell spooky stories about witches, skeletons, bats and ghosts.