Junior School Halloween 2013 party

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Some facts about “Halloween”:

Where does the word “Halloween” come from?

November 1st was and is considered a good day to honor good spirits in many cultures and religions and is known as "All Saint's Day" or "All-hallowmas." .The night before the festival day, October 31, became known as "All-hallows Eve" or "Hallowe'en."

When did it start?

Halloween's origins date back 2,000 years to the Celts. These early Europeans celebrated the New Year on the first day of November, marking the end of summer and its blooming plants and the start of winter with the death of leaves and crops.

What about the costumes and pumpkins?

People believed that evil spirits would wander the earth to do mischief and cause trouble. To feel safe, people began to put lanterns in their windows and in front of their doors to scare away spirits. They made lanterns out of carved turnips and other vegetables.

TRICK OR TREAT:

HALLOWEEN nowadays is a fun day for children. Children dress up in costumes like people did a thousand years ago. But instead of worrying about evil spirits, they go from house to house. They knock on doors and say "trick or treat." The owner of each house gives candy or something special to each trick or treater.

BLACK AND ORANGE:

It is thought that the colours orange and black became Halloween colours because orange is associated with “harvest” and black is associated with “death”.

JACK-O-LANTERNS (PUMPKIN LANTERNS)

These are hollowed out pumpkins with a face cut into one side. People once carved out beets, potatoes and turnips to use as lanterns in Halloween.

WHAT DO WE DO AT OUR SCHOOL?

We have fun!!! We play, we laugh and we eat sweets.

If you want to know more about our party,

Just watch this video.

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By Miss Claudia Ugo

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