Do you know what happens every year on October 31st?

Halloween time!

The name ‘Halloween’ comes from All Hallows’ Eve, that is the night before All Hallows’ Day.

In the past people used to dress up in costumes and make a noise. They used to put a lantern outside their house in order to be friendly to the spirits of the dead that were believed to come back to Earth. Today, people are telling scary stories and watching horror films.

Traditionally, the turnip had been used in Ireland and Scotland.  Today, people use a pumpkin. This carved pumpkin is called jack-o’-lantern. There is an amazing legend about its name!

At Halloween, children play a game ‘Trick or Treat’. They go from house to house dressed as monsters, ghosts, skeletons and witches, asking for treats such as candies. If they don’t get any sweets, watch out – they might play some trick on you!

Find out how much you have just learnt about Halloween! Try the quiz.

Read the story The haunted house or make your own horror story! How scarry can it be?

Try some craftwork as well if you want to be creative – here is a great example!


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