jueves, 25 de octubre de 2012


History of Halloween



Answer the following question with information found at: http://www.theholidayspot.com/halloween/history.htm


1.                What does the word “Halloween” mean? _____________________________________

2.                Roman Catholics, Episcopalians and Lutherans used to observe All Hallows Day to honor ____________________________________________________________

3.                Pope Boniface IV introduced All Saints' Day to replace __________________________.

4.                When was this festival observed? ________________________________________.

5.                Who celebrated "Samhain" (pronounced "sow-in")? ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_____________________________.

6.                Most of the customs connected with the Day are remnants of the ancient religious beliefs and rituals, first of the _________________ and then of the _______________ who conquered them.


Answer the following questions with information found at:

7.                What did the Celts believed happened on the last day of October? ____________________________________________________________

8.                In what century did the Christian church make November 1 All Saints' Day? _______________

9.                October 31, or the night before took on other names, what were some of the other names that Halloween was called? _____________________________________________________

10.             In Sicily, way of keeping the memory of their dead relatives and loved ones alive? ____________________________________________________________.

11.             In Mexico, the celebrate ______________________________ which means____________________ which begins on the evening of _________________.


Answer the questions based on the video clips at: http://www.historychannel.com/exhibits/halloween/?page=video

Video 1~

1.              What is the Title of the clip? _____________________________

2.              Why was it “creepy”? What happened? Give at least two reasons _________________________


3.       What is the Title of the clip? _____________________________
4.     Why was it “creepy”? What happened? Give at least two reasons _________________________