Halloween symbols funny costumes of witches,
skeletons, ghosts, vampires and pirates
The history of Halloween Many centuries ago Celts lived
on the British islands, where now you can see
Ireland and Scotland, and on the 1st of November they celebrated the Holly Day. They believed that on the Eve at night witches, vampires, wicked magicians could do everything with people. People locked doors and shut windows and never went out at night. Nowadays on the 31st of October people celebrate a merry holiday - Halloween. In the evening children put on funny costumes of witches, skeletons, ghosts, vampires and pirates, dance and play games. They go from house to house and say "trick-o-treat!". And people give them candies and fruits.
Answer the questions: Who lived on the British islands
many centuries ago? When did they celebrate the Holly day? Why
did people lock doors and shut windows? What do people celebrate nowadays? When do they celebrate Halloween? What game do children play?
What costumes do children usually wear to play
“Trick or treat”?
The legend Once there lived a funny girl. She
had got Granny and loved her very much. On the
31st of October she decided to visit her Granny and to bring her a big pumpkin. The girl had to go through a big dark forest. A wicked witch lived there and liked to eat small children. She saw a little girl and tried to catch her. The girl hid behind bushes, took a pumpkin, cut an ugly face, put a candle into it and put a pumpkin on her head. The witch saw a very tall monster with big luminous eyes, got a scare and ran away. The clever girl brought the pumpkin to her Granny, and Granny baked a taste pie. Since that time people put pumpkins with candles inside on the windows on the Halloween night.