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Martijn Vranken

on 15 November 2012

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Transcript of Halloween

The History of Halloween Halloween 2000 years ago the Celts celebrated New Year's day on November 1. They believed that the night before (October 31) the living and the dead came together. They dressed up like evil creatures so the evil spirits would leave them alone. Origin Thanks to Christianity November 1 became All Saints' Day. The night before became known as All Hallows' Eve. That's were the name comes from. The name Halloween The tradition of Halloween was brought to America by the European immirgrants. It became very popular.

Some traditions in the US:
- making Jack O'Lanterns from pumpkins
- trick or treat The American Halloween
Tradition No longer a religious holiday. It's a fun day for kids.
They play games and tell scary stories. Kids dress up in costumes and go out to trick or treat. Halloween today
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