Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Halloween - EXT

This is a list of things I witness that are associated with Halloween.

Evil characters
Tricking and treating

This is a picture of the pictionary game we played describing some words from the origin of Halloween.

I think halloween is about celebrating the creation of evil characters and pretending to be like them. I also think its about going around your neighbourhood and saying trick or treat to get heaps of lollies and food. I am going to determine what Halloween is really about.

The origin of trick or treating started by going around asking for soul cakes. After receiving cakes people would go and pray for the souls in purgatory in return of the soul cakes. Purgatory comes from a catholic term. It is a place between heaven and hell. The prays would wish to send the souls out of purgatory to heaven.

People also use to pour roman milk on the catholic graves to stop them from rising and roaming. Roman milk would block the way through permeable. This would happen on May 13. It is called Lemuria.  

May 13th was christianised and changed from Lemuria to All Saints Day. The christianised way was such a success they decided to move it to November 1st. The day before the 1st was Samhain. All Saints day was moved to the first to suck the life out of the Samhain Festival because the catholics thought the Samhain's were pagon. Now it was November 1st known as All Saints Day. This again got changed to All Hallows Day. Samhain was the day before All Hallows day. So as the evening before All Hallows day, Samhain was changed to All Hallows Evening. Once again The name of All Hallows evening was shortened to All hallows Even then to Halloween. 

Jack-o-laterns. Where did they come from?? Jack is a guy who was sent to hell. In hell he was soo bad not even the devil wanted him, so the devil sent Jack out of hell with a flicker of light in a lantern. Once when the devil went to see Jack, Jack played a trick on the devil and nailed him to a wall. The devil begged for release. Jack said "only if you let me live as long as like on earth." Stupidly, the devil accepted the bet. Now people say if you see a flickering light over a swampy area dont go to it because it is Jack.

This is only one of original stories of Halloween.

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