Saturday, 22 October 2011

HALLOWEEN HISTORY





For thousands of years people have been celebrating different holidays and festivals at the end of October. The Celts celebrated it as Samhain (pronounced "sow-in", with "sow" rhyming with cow).
The Celts believed that
every year on the last day of October, the souls of the dead visited the earth.
When the Romans conquered the Celts in the first century A.D., they added parts of their festivlas to the tradition.

Around the eighth century, the Christian church made November 1 All Saints' Day to honor all of the saints that didn't have a special day of their own. Over the years these festivals combined, the mass held on All Saints' Day was called Allhallowmas . The night before was known as All Hallows Eve. Eventually this name became Halloween.

In this link down you have lots of activities to play, watch and make. Happy Halloween!!!


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