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Halloween in Ireland
Transcript of Halloween in Ireland
Irish: oíche shamhna
Pronunciation: ee-heh how-nah
Irish: púca or taibhse
Pronunciation: pookah or thyve-sheh
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
Now you know!
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 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!