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Halloween in Ireland

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Grace Rosman

on 15 May 2015

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Transcript of Halloween in Ireland

Word: Hallowe'en
Irish: oíche shamhna
Pronunciation: ee-heh how-nah

Word: Ghost
Irish: púca or taibhse
Pronunciation: pookah or thyve-sheh

Word: Hobgoblin:
Irish: bobodha

Word: Costume
Irish: culaith
Pronunciation: kul-ah

Word: Turnip
Irish: tornapa
Pronunciation: thurn-ah-pah

Word: Pumpkin:
Irish: puimcín
Pronunciation: pim-keen

People in Ireland
have a Halloween parade.
Ireland is where the origin of Halloween began.The Celts used the day to mark the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter, and also believed that this transition between the seasons was a bridge to the world of the dead.
Carving Pumpkins dates back to the eighteenth century and to an Irish blacksmith named Jack who colluded with the Devil and was denied entry to Heaven. He was condemned to wander the earth but asked the Devil for some light. He was given a burning coal ember which he placed inside a turnip that he had gouged out.
In Ireland, pumpkin carving
is tradition, too.
3-4 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered
3 tbsp. milk or unsweetened/plain soy milk
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
2 cups chopped cabbage or kale
2 tbsp. butter or margarine
1/4 cup chopped onions or green onions

Learn Halloween Irish words
Music by: Shannon
Pictures by: Grace
Research by: Lila
Made by Grace,Lila & Shannon


Special thanks to
Miss Yeung
Now you know!
Ireland costume

Snap apple
An apple is suspended from a string and the children are blindfolded and their arms tied behind their backs. The first child to get a decent bit of the apple gets a prize.
The Bonfire:
The Halloween bonfire is a tradition to encourage dreams of who your future husband or wife is going to be. The idea was to drop a cutting of your hair into the burning embers and then dream of you future loved one. Halloween was one of the Celt 'fire' celebrations.

Now you know!

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