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Halloween in USA
Transcript of Halloween in USA
Traditions and plays
Trick or treat
Halloween is a popular holiday celebrated on 31th October. This festival is especially famous in The United States, Canada, Australia and Great Britain. The name "Halloween" comes from a day called "All Hallows Eve".
Many sources say that Halloween is associated with the holiday known as Samhain. This festival is related to the end of harvest and the end of the year according to the Celtic calendar. People believe that on this night the spirits come down to the ground to enter into someone and live in his body until the next year. The Celts put out all the fires and outside the house put food for the spirits. People dress in old clothes so that ghosts don't want to live in them. Some people prefer to have fun in places far away from home. They light the fire and dance.
Take some friends, buy some sweets, go to your neighbours, knock and say "trick or treat". If someone does not give any sweets, he gets a trick.
Prepare a bowl of water and put some apples into it. Ask your friends to bite one of the apples without using his hand.
- Throw a nut into a fire. If it cracks someone you love, will fall in love with you.
- Jump over candles, which stand in a circle on the ground.
On Halloween people cook special dishes. Most of these are made with sugar syrup and apples. The most popular are :
Dressing up in costumes in The United States began in the 20th century. People are inspired by the favourite figures or other supernatural characters like vampires, zombies, monsters and devils.
a black cat
bones and a skeleton
a witch and a wizard
Decorate your house so that it looks like Dracula's castle, invite some friends, dress into scary clothes, prepare some snacks and have some fun.
Candy corns and pumpkins
Cookies and candy in the shape of the symbols of Halloween
Quotes and proverbs
As spirits roam the neighborhoods at night,
Let loose upon the Earth till it be light...
Acting is like a Halloween mask that you put on. -River Phoenix
On Halloween, witches come true;
Wild ghosts escape from dreams.
Each monster dances in the park....
Where there is no imagination there is no horror. -Arthur Conan Doyle.
Double, double toil and trouble
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.
-Macbeth William Shakespeare
When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, May luck be yours on Halloween.
Watch what you Say, Mind what you Do, For there is Someone watching you!
Trick or Treat! Give me something good to eat. Give me candy. Give me cake. Give me something sweet to take!
Eat, drink and be scary.
Ask not what your Pumpkin can do for you, ask what you can do for your pumpkin.
When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers, it is near Halloween.
Nothing on Earth so beautiful as the final haul on Halloween night.
Halloween wraps fear in innocence, As though it were a slightly sour sweet. Let terror, then, be turned into a treat... -Nicholas Gordon
Pixie, kobold, elf, and sprite,All are on their rounds tonight;In the wan moon's silver ray,Thrives their helter-skelter play.-Joel Benton
Jokes about Halloween
What did the boy ghost say to the girl ghost?
You look boo-tiful tonight
What do ghosts eat for dinner?
What do you get when you cross Bambi with a ghost?
What is a vampire's favorite sport?
What do skeletons say before they begin dining?
Bone appetit !
Thank you for your attention.
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