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The students of class 7a wish you a Happy Halloween

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Did you know that the origins of Halloween go back 2,000 years?

At that time the Celts celebrated Samhain on 1st November. It was the festival of the dead who would come and scare their living family members. Later the Romans took over parts of the Celtic territory and they started to celebrate All Saints’ Day, a day to praise the saints. Another word for “saint” is “hallow” and this is how 31st October became “All Hallows’ Eve”, the evening before All Saints. Language changed and so “All Hallows’ Eve” became Halloween. In the 19th century a lot of people from Great Britain, Ireland and Scotland went to America to start a better life. They took their traditions with them and this is how Halloween made its way to the USA. Today people in Britain and America still celebrate Halloween. Many children wear scary costumes. They go from house to house, knock on the doors and ask for sweets or snacks saying “Trick or treat?”

Kids also carve pumpkins and put a candle in them. These pumpkins are called jack-o’-lanterns. In our last English lessons we tried that too and it was much fun! We also created a profile for our pumpkin. Have a look at our spooky collection. Try it too!

Ghostly greetings from class 7a

And don’t forget: A candy a day keeps the monsters away.