1. Halloween is one of the oldest festivals in Great Britain. 2. Halloween is celebrated on October 31 st. 3. The full name of the festival is All Hallows Eve. 4. About 99% of pumpkins sold in Britain are used as lamps at Halloween.
Everything started a very long time ago, in the 5 th century, in the place where today is Great Britain and Northern France. At that time the Celts lived there and they celebrated New Year with a festival called Samhain on November 1 st. It was a holiday of the end of the Sun Season and the start of the Dark and Cold Season. People made lamps of pumpkins and candles and said: These lamps help the sun to live in winter.
In the year 835 the Roman Catholic Church made November 1 st a church holiday of all saints who do not have a special day in the year. This holiday was called All Saints Day or All Hallows Day. People started to celebrate another holiday on October 31 st : All Hallows Eve (the night before All Hallows Day). Now we call this festival Halloween.
People strongly believed that Halloween is the night when communication between the worlds of the living and the dead can be. Dead people visit our world as witches, goblins, ghosts, black cats and skeletons.
Jack-o-lanterns – pumpkins with lighted candles inside which were used to frighten away evil spirits. According to an Irish legend a man called Jack cant enter neither heaven nor hell. So instead, he has to walk in the darkness with his lantern until Judgment Day. Many years ago people used turnips and potatoes in making lanterns. Now all over the world pumpkins are used.
Jack-o-lantern 1. Cover the pumpkin with the cap 2. Take a huge yellow pumpkin, cut off the cap. 3. Put the candle inside the pumpkin. 4. Light the candle. 5. Hollow out the inside. 6. Cut a nose, eyes and a mouth.
Costumes – on Halloween people wore masks and costumes when they left homes after dark so that the ghosts would mistake them for other evil spirits. The most popular costumes nowadays are ghosts, witches and skeletons. The colours of Halloween are orange ( the colour of harvest) and black ( the colour of death and darkness).
A) a witch B) a bat C) a crescnet moon D) a rat E) a gnome F) a ghost G) a wolf H) an owl I) a black cat J) a demon
Trick-or-Treat – many years ago to keep ghosts and witches away from their houses on Halloween, people placed plates of food outside their homes to appease all evil spirits. And now British children put on their costumes and from door to door in the evening saying: Trick or Treat. And people give them chocolate and sweets.
What treats would you like to get ? What tricks will you play on people ? Well pull down fences. put on spooky faces. dig up pumpkins. cut pumpkin faces. play loud music. jump and run round the house.
Have you ever gone through the labyrinth? Now you will have a chance to go through our labyrinth and to help the witch to. find her kitten
Who is who? Here 're four witches: Abra, Wabra, Dabra and Cadabra. Guess who is who. Use the clues below. 1. Dabra hasn't got a broom. 2. Wabra hasn't got a big hat. 3. Dabra and Abra haven't got long noses. 4. The fat witch isn't Cadabra. 5. Abra isn't standing next to Wabra. A B C D
Black cat Black cat, black cat! What do you think of that? Scat! Slowly slinking in the night Eyes that glow with golden light. Black cat, black cat! What do you think of that? Scat! Purring softly, cant be seen Hell come out on Halloween. Black cat, black cat! What do you think of that? Scat!
Write a Halloween poem using the words in the box below. black cat, cauldron, Halloween, scary, magic, pumpkin, ghosts, costume, dark, night, house, trick, treat, fun, bats,, candy, silly, clowns, October
HALOWEEN QUIZ 1. When is Halloween celebrated? 2. Where did the name Halloween come from? 3. Do you know when and where did the tradition of Halloween begin? 4. What traditions of Halloween do you know? 5. Why do people dress up in costumes on Halloween?
6. What are the colours of Halloween? 7.What are the symbols of Halloween? 8. What do people traditionally bob for at Halloween parties? 9. Who can walk through walls? 10. What`s considered if a black cat crosses your path? 11. What do you need to keep vampires away? A-garlic B-onion C-pepper
12. In Scotland, what vegetable was traditionally carved into a jack-o`-lantern? A-a watermelon B-a turnip C-a pumpkin 13. When are werewolves supposed to come out? A-after midnight B-during a full moon C-on a Halloween night 14. What does a witch use for transport? A-a hat B-a broomstick C-a plane 15. What do children say when they knock at the door at Halloween?
Halloween Song One little skeleton hopping up and down, Hopping up and down, hopping up and down. One little skeleton hopping up and down, For this is Halloween! Two little witches flying through the air, Flying through the air, flying through the air. Two little witches flying through the air, For this is Halloween! Three black cats are walking on a fence, Walking on a fence, walking on a fence. Three black cats are walking on a fence For this is Halloween! Four plump pumpkins bouncing down the road, Bouncing down the road, bouncing down the road, Four plump pumpkins bouncing down the road, For this is Halloween!