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The history of Halloween

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Listen first and then answer the following questions
1. With whom did Halloween begin?
2. When did�the Celtic culture spread across Europe?� More than �years ago.
3. October 31 marked what for the Celts?�the end of summer��the start of the harvest season��the end of the harvest season
4.October 31 was also what for the Celtic people?
5. Who or what walked the earth on October 31 according to the Celtic people?
6. In what century did the Catholic Church tried to merge Samhain with�a Church sanctioned holiday? In the �century.
7. What was this new holiday called?
8. What does Hallowmas mean?
9. Listen carefully and fill in the blanks:
** The holiday came to��with the wave�of � immigrants�during the �Famine of the s.
10. What Halloween customs that the Irish bring to North America? Bobbing for �and playing �on .
11. When did Halloween become a dangerous holiday? In the s.
12. Why was it a dangerous holiday back then?
13. What did shop owners and neighbours do to stop the trouble making? They offered��to children.