Preparing 4 Halloween! By Miglė K. and Urtė K. 6C

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Halloween history is one of mystery and intrigue, the story of Halloween’s past has been passed down through generations. Traditions and adaptations of ancient ceremonies and superstitions have evolved into the holiday we know and love today.

Halloween is a holiday celebrated on the night of October 31. The word Halloween is a shortening of All Hallows’ evening also known as Halloween or All Hallows’ Eve.

Traditional activities include trick-or-treating, bonfires, costume parties, visiting “haunted houses”.

Masks and costumes were worn in an attempt to mimic the evil spirits or appease them.

Trick-or-treating, is an activity for children on or around Halloween in which they proceed from house to house in costumes, asking for treats such as confectionery with the question, “Trick or treat?” The “trick” part of “trick or treat” is a threat to play a trick on the homeowner or his property if no treat is given. Trick-or-treating is one of the main traditions of Halloween. The history of Halloween has evolved. The activity is popular in the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada. Part of the history of Halloween is Halloween costumes. The practice of dressing up in costumes and begging door to door for treats on holidays goes back to the Middle Ages, and includes Christmas wassailing.

Three interesting facts about Halloween:

  • The first Jack O’Lanterns (crafted pumpkin) were actually made from turnips.
  • Samhainophobia is the fear of Halloween.
  • The largest pumpkin ever measured was grown by Norm Craven, who broke the world record in 1993 with a 836 lb (379.203kg).

40 thoughts on “Preparing 4 Halloween! By Miglė K. and Urtė K. 6C

  1. I think halloween is a funny holiday. Children and parents visit people and say “Joke or sweets!”! But my parents and grandparents don’t celebrate halloween. That day they go to graves and light candles.

  2. This article cool. My parents don’t celebrate Halloween but they allow me to celebrate Halloween. Mostly I celebrate Halloween with my cousin, we walk around the house and ask for candies.

  3. I think this article is cool.But I and my parents don’t celebrate it.Because we think this is strange feast.And this is American festival…;)

  4. Karolina Vitkutė October 20, 2016 at 9:49 PM - Reply

    I like Halloween because it is fun night of scary things. But it is not that popular to celebrate it in Lithuania. But still it is fun to celebrate because you can wear scary costumes, to do ridiculous make up, to watch scary films, to go to neighbours and say: “trick or treat!” and to go to bed late at nght!

  5. Kajus Žilinskas 5d October 20, 2016 at 8:58 PM - Reply

    I like halloween becouse it is terble party. everyone is trying to be scary. For my frankenstein is the best personage.

  6. aurelija ingaunyte October 20, 2016 at 8:36 PM - Reply

    I very like Halloween. I and my cousins celebrate the halloween. We going to the our neighbours doors and ring to the doors, when neighbor open the door we say “joke or candy!!!!” usually the neighbours don’t say the joke but gives for us many candys.

  7. I really liked your article. It was interesting. Often i don’t celebrite Halloween, But this years I will celebrate it !!! I don’t gona grow pumpkins I just don’t like it, I will go to the city center with my friends. I’m really excited!!!

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