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Halloween´s history

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Halloween History - Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary & Grammar [2 pages] ***fully editable
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HALLOWEEN origin history traditions and after-reading activities
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Halloween traditions and history
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A History of Halloween : VIDEO ( 4 pages )
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The History of Halloween
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What do you know about Halloween?

Halloween’s history

Visit www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/halloween-ideas/g4607/history-of-halloween and read the different sections. Look for the answers to these 13 (unlucky for some) questions.

  1. What was the name of the celebration that happened 2,000 years ago and on which Halloween is based?
  1. What did people light to honour the dead?
  1. What was the name of the Roman celebration that was held in October?
  1. What did the Romans commemorate with this Roman festival?
  1. ’All Souls’ Day’ came from which religion?
  1. What was the name of the celebration that took place on 1 November?
  1. Which English tradition was similar to trick-or-treating?
  1. What two things did people in Old England and Ireland do to please the spirits?
  1. In which part of America did the first Halloween-like celebrations take place?
  1. What were fall festivals originally known as in America?
  1. When did Halloween  become popular in America?
  1. By the end of the 1800s, what did Halloween parties emphasize in America?
  1. When did trick-or-treating become popular in America?