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1. When is this festival celebrated?

2. Where does The word "Halloween" come from?
3. Which are the origins of Halloween?
4. How did the Celts use to celebrate it? And the Romans?
5. How do the Anglo-saxon countries celebrate it nowadays?
6. Are there differences between the English and American celebrations?
7. What does "Trick or treat" mean?
8. Which is the legend that tells the origin of the "Jack-o-lantern"?
9. How can we make one Jack-o-lantern?
10. What is typical to eat during this time?
11. Complete the Halloween crossword.

Trick-or-treating is a Halloween custom for children in many countries.

Children in costumes travel from house to house asking for treats such as
candy (or, in some cultures, money) with the phrase "Trick or treat". The
"trick" is a (usually idle) threat to perform mischief (do something bad) on
the homeowners or their property if no treat is given to them. It typically
happens during the evening of October 31. Some homeowners signal that
they are willing to hand out treats, for example by putting up Halloween
decorations outside their door. Others might simply leave treats on their

The Legend of Stingy Jack

People have been making jack-o-lanterns at Halloween for centuries. The
practice originated from an Irish myth about a man nicknamed Stingy Jack.
According to the story, Stingy Jack invited the Devil to have a drink with him.
True to his name, Stingy Jack didnt want to pay for his drink, so he
convinced the Devil to turn himself into a coin that Jack could use to buy
their drinks. Once the Devil did so, Jack decided to keep the money and put
it into his pocket next to a silver cross, which prevented the Devil from
changing back into his original form. Jack eventually freed the Devil, under
the condition that he would not bother Jack for one year and that, should
Jack die, he would not claim his soul. The next year, Jack again tricked the
Devil into climbing into a tree to pick a piece of fruit. While he was up in the
tree, Jack carved a sign of the cross into the trees bark so that the Devil
could not come down until the Devil promised Jack not to bother him for
ten more years.
Soon after, Jack died. As the legend goes, God would not allow such an
unsavory figure into heaven. The Devil, upset by the trick Jack had played on
him and keeping his word not to claim his soul, would not allow Jack into
hell. He sent Jack off into the dark night with only a burning coal to light his
way. Jack put the coal into a carved-out turnip and has been roaming the
Earth with ever since. The Irish began to refer to this ghostly figure as Jack
of the Lantern, and then, simply Jack OLantern.

How to Make a Halloween Jack-o'-Lantern

1.Go to the store and ___ a pumpkin.
a. bought
b. buy
c. buys
d. buying
2.___ a pumpkin that has a shape that you like.
a. Selecting
b. Select
3.When you get home, ___ the pumpkin.
a. wash
b. washing
c. washes
d. washed
4.Next, ___ the pumpkin on the table.
a. place
b. placed
c. placing
5.___ a large hole around the top of the pumpkin.
a. Cut
b. Made

c. Put
6.Put your hand inside the pumpkin and ___ out the seeds.
a. took
b. take
7.Now it is time to ___ a face.
a. made
b. make
c. making
8.___ the eyes, nose and mouth on the pumpkin.
a. Draw
b. Drew
c. Drawing
9.___ out the eyes, nose and mouth with a knife.
a. Cut
b. Made
c. Hole

10.Your pumpkin becomes a Jack-o'-Lantern when you ___ a candle in it.

a. place
b. placed
c. placing

Traditional Halloween Food

Halloween is upon us yet again, that most wonderfully macabre of all our
holidays. But did you know that theres a whole lot more to Halloween than
store-bought costumes and candy? Indeed, this spooky tradition may have roots
as far back as the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, a yearly celebration
marking the end of the harvest season. While joyous feasts commemorated this
transitional time of year between plenty and scarcity, lightness and dark
popular imagination suggested one more transition: from life into death. And so
our beloved holiday was born. Because the veil between the living and the dead
was thinnest during this unique time or so the legend goes this was also a
time when the ghosts of the past could return to walk among us. And even
though Halloween has been largely transformed over the centuries, from a
pagan rite of passage to a Christian holiday of solemn remembrance, this
connection to the other world still remains lending all that festive fright! So to
help you make the most of this years festivities, here are some of our best
traditionally inspired Halloween recipes. Make an Irish-Catholic tradition your
own this year by preparing potato pancakes or a potato-cabbage dish called
colcannon. Happy Halloween!
Traditional Irish Fare
Potato Pancake
Celebrate the Harvest
Apple Quick Bread
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup With Apple Pear Compote
Raw Kale Salad
Finnish Turnip Casserole
Red Beet Chocolate Cake
Homemade Candy
The Caramel Apple
Sponge Candy
Many Candy Recipes

Happy Halloween!


Crossword 1






3. A funny costume.

1. A monster with many bandages.

5. What do you wear on your face?

2. ____-o'-lantern

6. _____-or-treat!

3. What do you wear on Halloween?

8. Scary thing that says boo.

4. A woman with a pointy black hat.

10. Roasted pumpkin _____.

7. A witch's pet.

11. Small black animal that can fly.

9. spooky

12. Kids get lots of this.

Name that monster:

A __________ is a monster that
changes shape during the full moon.

A __________ is a monster that is

made from bones.