Mali projekt: Helloveen 2016 - voditeljica Sandra Balent

31. listopada 2017.

 

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Halloween is also known as: All Hallows’ Evening, All Hallows’ Eve. It is celebrated on 31 October. The origins of Halloween came from the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain

meaning ‘Summer’s End’ which celebrated the end of harvest season. This was a period when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. Halloween is celebrated by children and adults in activities such as dressing up, trick-or-treating bobbing for apples and going to Halloween parties.

Trick-or-treating- children are knocking on homes and asking for sweets. It comes from the practice of ‘souling’ or ‘guising’.

‘Souling’ was a tradition for people to go from door to door asking for food in return for saying prayers for the dead.

‘Guising’ consists of wearing costumes, masks, or other forms of disguise. This began in Scotland in the late 19th century.

During Samhain, children carried lanterns made out of hollow turnips and went to homes asked for treats. Irish immigrants, who came to America, could not find turnips to carve so instead they used pumpkins.