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History of Halloween

Halloween
- the night of 31 October when children dress in special clothes and people try to frighten each other
Folk Legend
- A tale that is traditional for people, especially one that is considered false or based on superstition
Celts
(pronounced /kelts/) - people from western Europe who came to live in ancient Britain before the Romans
Celtic
(pronounced /ˈkel.tɪk/) - of an ancient European people who are related to the Irish, Scots, Welsh, and Bretons, or of their language or culture
Druid
- a priest of a religion followed in Britain, Ireland, and France, especially in ancient times
Pagan
- a person who belongs to a religion that worships many gods, especially one that existed before the main world religions
Paganism
- a religion that worships many gods, especially a religion that existed before the main world religions
Samhain
(pronounced sow-in /ˈsɑːwɪn/) - an ancient Celtic festival held on Nov 1 to mark the beginning of winter and the beginning of a new year. It is also celebrated by modern pagans
Hearth
- the area around a fireplace or the area of floor in front of it.
Irish Potato Famine
- The Great Famine, also known as the Great Hunger, the Famine or the Irish Potato Famine, was a period of mass starvation and disease in Ireland from 1845 to 1852.
Trick-or-treating
- an activity in which children dress up as magical or frightening creatures or as characters from a story on Halloween (= 31 October ), and visit people's homes to demand sweets
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