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History of Halloween

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Transcript of History of Halloween

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Our Topic
Introduction
History of Halloween
According to http://www.history.com/topics/halloween/history-of-halloween,
“the Roman Empire had conquered the majority of Celtic territory. In the course of the four hundred years that they ruled the Celtic lands, two festivals of Roman origin were combined with the traditional Celtic celebration of Samhain. The first was Feralia, a day in late October when the Romans traditionally commemorated the passing of the dead. The second was a day to honor Pomona, the Roman goddess of fruit and trees. The symbol of Pomona is the apple and the incorporation of this celebration into Samhain probably explains the tradition of “bobbing” for apples that is practiced today on Halloween”
Citations
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100 Halloween Fun Facts." Dark Shadow Ghost Tours. , Oct.-Nov. 2014. Web. 26 Oct. 2015.
Scary Fun Facts about Halloween
Trick or treating was around since the middle ages when the poor beg for soul cakes.
The first jack-o-lantern was made from a tunip.
Samhainophobia is the fear of Halloween.
Why do people celebrate Halloween?
People started celebrating in 1745 B.C. Before, they celebrated death on October 31st, and that turned into Halloween.
Why We Wear Costumes
Video
Today we will be talking about the history of Halloween. I hope you will enjoy it.

October 31st, is the day of Halloween, and on that day, everyone gets to dress up as whatever they want and go to strangers houses to trick or treat.
Kawash, Samira. "How Candy and Halloween Became Best Friends." The Atlantic. Atlantic Media Company, 21 Oct. 2010. Web. 26 Oct. 2015.
We wear costumes because back then, people who were ashamed would dress up as different people.
http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2010/10/how-candy-and-halloween-became-best-friends/64895/
"Where Did Halloween Come From? Can a Christian Celebrate It?" CARM.., 31 Oct. 2014. Web. 26 Oct. 2015.
"A Brief History of Blackface." TheGrio., 30 Oct. 2013. Web. 26 Oct. 2015.
Kawash, Samira. "How Candy and Halloween Became Best Friends." The Atlantic. Atlantic Media Company, 21 Oct. 2010. Web. 28 Oct. 2015.
Image Citations
"Our Halloween Special Is Going on Now! - My Cleaning Lady." My Cleaning Lady., 19 Oct. 2013. Web. 28 Oct. 2015.
"Halloween Events in the Area." Halloween Events in the Area, Feb.-Mar. 2013. Web. 28 Oct. 2015.
"Halloween Carnivals October 27-31 - Pembina Valley Central Plains Tourism." Pembina Valley Central Plains Tourism.., 19 Oct. 2015. Web. 28 Oct. 2015.
"1,679 Halloween Free Images." Halloween., 15 Sept. 2009. Web. 28 Oct. 2015.
"Moany 73." Momoany 73., Aug. 2010. Web. 28 Oct. 2015.
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