Halloween is a popularly known traditional holiday that originated in Ireland. It is celebrated on the night of October 31 and is also known as All Hallows' Eve. This festival is believed to have its roots in the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, which was celebrated at the end of the harvest in the fall. During this festival, bonfires were lit and they dressed in costumes to scare away evil spirits. Over time, this holiday became what we now call Halloween.
Today, Halloween is celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada, but also in other countries around the world that have acquired this tradition. For example, in the English colonies spread throughout the world, they continue to be faithful to this holiday and this has also contributed to the other countries adopting this tradition.
As we move towards winter and knowing that there is still time to enjoy summer again, and with it the long-awaited English summer, we can enjoy this fun tradition and learn a little more about it.
On the night of October 31, families and friends dress up as monsters, ghosts, witches and other typical Halloween characters. They prepare authentic movie sets by decorating the houses and streets with pumpkins, spider webs and other typical party motifs.
Perhaps the image that comes to mind when we think of Halloween is that of children in costumes walking the streets of the city asking for sweets and candies from the neighbors with the famous phrase “trick or treat”. According to tradition, this is believed to be done to ward off ghosts. In some places, parties with music, games and other activities are also organized that last all night.
Another element that comes to mind when we think of this tradition is the pumpkin. All establishments are decorated with them, but what do they do with the rest? Well, many of the typical dishes that are prepared on these dates are precisely around the pumpkin. One of the most popular dishes on Halloween is pumpkin soup, there are those who prefer black bean stew with pumpkin and for pizza lovers, the best option is to make a pizza, which of course has pumpkin as the main ingredient. garlic, onion and other spices.
Now that we know the origin of this tradition, we are going to tell you the best words to learn English for this holiday.
Ghost – Ghost
Goblin – Goblin
Specter – Spectrum
Haunting – Haunting
Costume – Costume
Pumpkin spice – Pumpkin spice
Trick or Treat – Trick or treat
Candy – Candies
Decorations – Decorations
Scary – Fear
Friends – Friends
In order not to miss the numerous games that we can do in our English summer camps on these dates, we are going to propose that you do several games as a family at this Halloween party, so that you can enjoy this special night.
We hope you find these games fun and we invite you to practice English with all the words related to this traditional festival. You will have a scary night!