学习啦  美怡   2019-10-17 16:00:26



  when we think of halloween, we think of "trick or treat", pumpkins, jack o' lanterns, vampires and haunted houses.

  but do you know the origin of halloween? why does it fall on 31 october? what kind of festival is it? why is it so creepy?

  halloween dates back to a celtic festival called samhain. november 1 is the new year of the celts, who lived in europe more than a thousand years ago. this is the day which marked the end of summer and harvest.

  the celts believed that on the night of october 31, ghosts of the dead would return to earth. the celts celebrated samhain by dressing up in costumes with animal heads and having bonfires.

  many celts settled in britain and ireland, where the festival became popular. those who moved to america took the tradition with them.

  nowadays, most people celebrate halloween but only for fun. they are not worried about ghosts.

  kids in america will dress up as devils or angels and will go from house to house calling "trick or treat", playing mischievous tricks and getting sweets.

  americans spend more money on halloween than christmas! in xx, more than hk$45 billion was spent on halloween. and hk$15 billion of that was spent on candy alone!!!

  kids in britain also dress up at halloween. they visit houses, sing songs or tell a joke to get sweets. many go to halloween parties and play games like "ducking for apples". you must pick up an apple in water but you can only use your mouth. try it!


  one story about jack, an irishman, who was not allowed into heaven because he was stingy with his money. so he was sent to hell.

  but down there he played tricks on the devil (satan), so he was kicked out of hell and made to walk the earth forever carrying a lantern.

  well, irish children made jack's lanterns on october 31st from a large potato or turnip, hollowed out with the sides having holes and lit by little candles inside.

  and irish children would carry them as they went from house to house begging for food for the village halloween festival that honored the druid god muck olla.

  the irish name for these lanterns was "jack with the lantern" or "jack of the lantern," abbreviated as " jack-o'-lantern" and now spelled "jack-o-lantern."

  the traditional halloween you can read about in most books was just children's fun night. halloween celebrations would start in october in every elementary school.

  halloween is a western festival. it’s on oct.31th. it’s a happy time for children because at night they put on the masks to attend the party.

  after the party, they knock at someone’s door and say: “trick or tread”. it means if you don’t give me the candies, i will play trick on you! at last kids can get enough candies for one year


  It is hit by in the children eye , is is a festival being full of the mysterious color.

  The veil of night comes , colourful putting on makeup of the children field put on just too impatient to wait is accustomed to , puts on the exceedingly strange mask, mention previous "Jack light " running go out to play.

  And then "Jack light " appearance is very lovable , method of work is that Spanish gourd is hollowed out, outside engrave be all smiles the eye and big mouths, having inserted a candle , it is ignited in melon, people just can see this charmingly naive smiling face in very distant place.

  The portable child "Jack light " punishing the ready queen , disguising self as all sorts of evil-doers group, runs before the neighbour door of a house , intimidates as the field is shouting: "Ask a practical joke to still be to being entertained " ", given money to still being eaten".


  Do you know Halloween? I think with the increasing of international communication, most people must be familiar with it. It has become one of the most popular festivals inEurope. It falls on the last day of October. People will celebrate it from the midnight of October, 31 to November first.


  At first, it is celebrated to praise autumn. So it falls on the late autumn. It also has another legend. Since a long time ago, Halloween has been connected with the ghosts. People consider that the ghosts who have no home to go will go out for food on the night of October, 31. No matter this story is true or not, people will feel afraid only hearing it. So they decide to have celebration on that day. They will light up lights to frighten the ghosts.


  However, after a long time, Halloween become the day mainly for kids. Every Halloween children will put on strange masks and frightening costumes. Most children will make themselves become the monster or hero in the movie or legend that they like. When they finish the make up, they will carry bags from house to house to play the game, “Trick or treat”. The adults will put the treat candy into their bags. Thus, Halloween is the most favorable festival for children.


  Not only the kids like the festival, but also some grown-ups love it. They will join parties after making up. This brings them the satisfaction of being young. How about you? Do you love it?



  Halloween is an observance celebrated on the night of October 31,most notably by children dressing in costumes and going door-to-door collecting candy.It is celebrated in much of the Western world,though most common in the United States,Most other Western countries have embraced Halloween as a part of American pop culture in the late 20th century.


  So,although some cults may have adopted Halloween as their favorite "holiday," the day itself did not grow out of evil practices.It grew out of the rituals of Celts celebrating a new year,and out of Medieval prayer rituals of Europeans.And today,even many churches have Halloween parties or pumpkin carving events for the kids.After all,the day itself is only as evil as one cares to make it.


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