Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Halloween Festival Activity

Halloween History
Straddling the line between fall and winter, plenty and paucity, life and death, Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition. It is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints and martyrs; the holiday, All Saints’ Day, incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows’ Eve and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a secular, community-based event characterized by child-friendly activities such as trick-or-treating. In a number of countries around the world, as the days grow shorter and the nights get colder, people continue to usher in the winter season with gatherings, costumes and sweet treats.

Origin of Halloween
Halloween’s origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in). The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom and northern France, celebrated their new year on November 1. This day marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of year that was often associated with human death. Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred. On the night of October 31 they celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth. In addition to causing trouble and damaging crops, Celts thought that the presence of the otherworldly spirits made it easier for the Druids, or Celtic priests, to make predictions about the future. For a people entirely dependent on the volatile natural world, these prophecies were an important source of comfort and direction during the long, dark winter.


万圣节的起源可以追溯到萨温节的古代凯尔特音乐节(发音母猪的)。凯尔特人,谁在2000年前生活在现在是爱尔兰,英国和法国北部地区,庆祝他们新的一年的11月1日这一天标志着夏天的结束和收获和黑暗,寒冷的冬天的开始,这是经常与人死亡有关一年中的时间。凯尔特人相信在夜在新的一年之前,生活的世界和死者之间的界限变得模糊。 10月31日晚上,他们庆祝Samhain的,当它被认为死者的鬼魂返回地球。除了造成麻烦和破坏庄稼,凯尔特人认为鬼神灵的存在使得它更容易为德鲁伊或者凯尔特人的祭司,要对未来做出预测。对于一个人来说完全依赖于挥发自然世界,这些预言都是舒适和方向的漫长而黑暗的冬季期间的一个重要来源。

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Bellow is showing some Halloween activity

Pumpkin Life Cycle
Some of the activity learn on life cycle and new word.

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Download Halloween Bingo1Halloween Bingo2

Download I Spy Counting

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