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Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Halloween In Canada
Halloween in Canada
By Diana,Mau & Sofi
Halloween (or Hallowe’en ... but also known as Samhain, Summer’s End, All Hallow’s Eve, Witches Night, Lamswool, and Snap-Apple), is a holiday that's celebrated annually on the night of October 31.As with any other parts of the world, Halloween is celebrated with much pomp and glory in Canada as well. The festival signifies that night of the year when, as per the ancient Celtic beliefs, the dead and the deceased rise from their graves and mingle with the world of the living. The festival is celebrated on the 31st of October and is considered to have originated from the Celtic festival of Samhain and the Christian All Saints’ Day. The major activities during the festival are ‘trick-or-treat’, costume parties, visiting haunted attractions and so on, there are some legends too because it’s also very scary to hear horror stories in night! There are legends about Vampires, Zombies, Black cats, witches etc. Black cats have become an iconic symbol of Halloween, due to their association with witches and bad luck. Zombies are some dead creatures that eat your brain so that’s a very common legend , Vampires are another creatures that suck your blood and leave your dead body in some places & witches are bad women that make you a poisonous drink and they take your dead soul. That are the common legends in the Canidian Halloween.
Jules Verne 7th grade students