Contents From the history Nowadays Symbols Jack-olantern Treats Games Quiz Cards Poems
From the history October 31st was the eve of the Celtic new year. On this day, ghosts walked and mingled with the living, or so the Celts thought. The townspeople baked food all that day, and when night fell, they dressed up and tried to resemble the souls of the dead. Hoping that the ghosts would leave peacefully before midnight of the new year, the people carried the food to the edge of town and left it for them. Much Halloween became a celebration mostly for children.. "Ghosts" went from door to door asking for treats, or else a trick would be played on the owners of the house. When millions of Irish people immigrated to the United States in the 1840s, the tradition came with them.
Nowadays Today, school dances and neighborhood parties called block parties are popular among young and old alike. More and more adults celebrate Halloween. They dress up like historical or political figures and go to masquerade parties.
Symbols. Witches flying on broomsticks with black cats, ghosts, goblins and skeletons have all evolved as symbols of Halloween. They are popular trick-or-treat costumes, and decorations for greeting cards and windows. Black and orange are the traditional Halloween colors Pumpkins are also a symbol of Halloween. The pumpkin is an orange- colored squash, and orange has become the other traditional Halloween color.
Jack-olantern Carving pumpkins into jack-o'- lanterns is a Halloween custom also dating back to Ireland. A legend grew up about a man named Jack who was so stingy that he was not allowed into heaven when he died. His spirit was doomed to wander around the countryside, holding a lantern to light his way.
Treats Dried pumpkin seeds Spread the dried seeds onto a cookie sheet add butter and bake until they are slightly brown. Caramel Apples Melt the caramels. Put a wooden stick into the top of each apple; dip the apple into the caramel. Let them cool on wax paper, and enjoy! Popcorn Balls Combine 1/2 cup of corn syrup, a teaspoon of vinegar and 1/2 teaspoon of salt in a saucepan. Heat to 250 degrees. Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Put warm popped corn in a large greased bowl. Slowly pour the syrup over the popcorn, tossing with a greased fork until mixed thoroughly. When it's cool enough to handle, butter your hands and shape popped corn into 3-inch balls.
Games Bobbing or Ducking for apples is one that is still very well known. It requires a tub filled with water, with apples floating in it. The players, with their hands tied behind their backs, kneel in front of the tub and try to grasp an apple with their teeth. Sometimes this is done with nuts or a silver coin instead of apples. Another form of Bob Apple is to suspend an apple from a beam or a cord stretched across the room, and for the player to attempt to bite it as it swings. Here he does not get wet, but he is liable to be hit in the face by a hard apple on the return swing if he does not succeed in getting his teeth into it
Games In the Apple-and-Candle game, a short rod or board with an apple at one end a lighted candle at the other is hung from the ceiling and rapidly whirled round. Each player in turn leaps upwards and tries to catch the fruit in his teeth without getting burnt by the candle-flame or spattered by the grease.
Quiz How well did you read ? 1.1.Bobbing or Duckling for … is very well known. (Balls, computers, apples, books) 2. It requires a … filled with water, with apples floating in it. (bag, bucket, pail, tub) 3. The players, with their hands... behind their backs (Tied, dyed, thrilled, dried) 4.kneel … the tub and try to grasp an apple with their teeth. (Over, behind, in front of, at)
People invite their relatives and friends to Halloween parties and send invitation cards, like this: You can make an invitation cards for your friends. To … from … We're having a party at … I'd like you to come. … will come and picks you up. TIME 8 oclock DATE 31 st, October
by PHYLLIS J. PERRY Hooting Howling Hissing Witches Riding Rasping Ragged Switches; Fluttering Frightening Fearsome Bats; Arching Awesome Awful Cats; Long Lantern- Lighted Streets; Tricks! Tasty Tempting Treats! Halloween Над презентацией работала: Медведева Лариса Александровна