Do you know that "Halloween" is celebrated on the 31 of October, besides this holiday is one of the most popular in Europe. It takes the second place after Christmas. There are different ways how to celebrate this day. For example, you can frighten your neighborhood or you can just gather a lot of candies and different sweets. But in our school, we have another purpose to celebrate this holiday. In our school pupils have a great opportunity to find out about the origin of this day.
Maybe you know that this holiday comes from the Celtic culture which was one of the first civilization in Europe. People who celebrated this day were pagan, they believed in different forces of nature and they also thought that the souls of dead ancestors came to their relatives on the eve of the 31 of October.
Celtic people noticed that the day became shorter and darker that's why they created jack-o'-lantern which illuminated the way home. There's also one interesting fact about Halloween. Have you ever heard why in modern Halloween we are dressed on in scary costumes?
If no it is not a problem. So this was pagan tradition. Celtic people thought that there were evil spirits which also came on this day people didn't want to be in conflict with them, that is why celts put different scary costumes for not to be recognized by bad spirits.
That is why this tradition has a long history that is continuing till our days. All this information we learn in our school with great pleasure. The holiday is coming soon that is why we have already started our activity devoted to Halloween.
In our school, you can feel nice atmosphere because of design and music also we are going to make a great Halloween together.
By Ruslana Krivoruchko
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