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Halloween

History 
Thousand of years sufferd fourth the Kelten on 31 October the end of the year, Samhain called, where carried out both religious rituals and harvest rutuals. People praised that on this evening the spirits of the dead looked up their family still once at them are able be, but at the same timeohter beings also all kinds of such as witches and goblins try of causing fear at people by stealing children and the harvest to destroy. To dissipate the demons, one changed oneself to look forward to there frightening.
The name ‘’Halloween’’ comes of ‘’ All Hallow’s Eve’’, what was in former days the eve of an Irish holiday on which the saints were celebrated. 
On the evening for the holiday a lot of Irishmen went door-to-door and asked for food prepare the feast. Those who gave away then food much properity would belong to. The Irish and Schottisch immigrants broufht with in the 19th century their traditions to America, where the different holidays combined and gemixt became, and from what the current Halloweenparty our tones. 

Tradition
Halloween is one of the strangest holidays in America. On the evening of 31 October many people change themselves in separate costumes, to go to Halloween party’s to celebrate, or to walk on the street. Children walk in strange costumes along the doors and call: “Trick or treat” to the one who opens the door. To prevent a trick (means joke) that person has to give the children sweets or fruit. 

The city looks more cozier because there are a lot of pumpkins with burning candles. These are put on the veranda, or for the windows.
Halloween is now only a party. Former days it had a meaning: the harvest was in, and it was the start of a new year.
Halloween was using like a honour on the big spirits, the fathers, many strains thought that the fathers were watching about them.

Now Halloween is especially using like a horror party, in the cinema’s are scare movie’s, and they tell creepy story’s (as example on the school)

At the Halloween time, on some places are large fires (bonfires) switched on. These fires are compared with the easterfires in Holland.. In former days the bonfires were used to keep the angry and evil on distance. Now it is especially for the sociability

In former days the bonfires were used to keep the angry and evil on distance. Now it is especially for the sociability
With Halloween many games are done. In former times these games were also played but then they had another meaning.
Games are done with, for example:
* Apples
* hazelnuts/stones
* Cakes





What’s Trick or Treat ?
The eve of Halloween when the darknes begins, going young people dressed in costumes, from house to house. All kids are collect sweets and another delicacies. If they not receive a treat, will that the children a trick with someone eviscerate .
But former Trick or Treat did not stand confessed as something nice. In former days it was used to give no flow to people who were already complete poor and could not pay the flow. As other people heard that there people in buurt lived that this were not possible to pay, started them remove wisecracks. It started with for example soaping windows, but became later more malicious solicit, and vandalism. Later were there organisations that activities started for the trick organise or treat " goed" to make. They started encourage will ask and the criminal action let forget treats the children along houses and shops and. This became very popular and was accepted as something what to Halloween belonged.
Trick or treat is popular in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland and Canada.


Jack o’lanterns
There are many stories about the lightning pumpkins. One of the most famous stories is about Jack the blacksmith, or Jack o’Lantern: 
Once upon an evening Jack met the devil. With a trick Jack made him go in a tree. He locked the devil in the tree by carving a cross in the wood. 
The devil promised him that if Jack would let him go, he would not go to hell after dying. Jack let him go. When he died, he was not going to heaven because his bad life, but also not going to hell because the promise the devil made to him. 
The story go’s that Jack’s soul is now wandering around on the earth. 
They say that the devil throws a burning coal to Jack. Jack put the coal 
into the rape he was eating, and then he had a lantern. 
The American celebrators of Halloween changed the rape into a pumpkin. 

So, Jack O'lanterns are pumpkins


Halloween songs:
Songs concerning Halloween : 
* it was the scariest halloween i've ever seen.
http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpIZD8NgEo4
* Trick or Treat Monster Halloween Song - GenkiEnglish.com
http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=t9p9Q3gdkzY
* Befour - Halloween song
http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=MyD5dq1Sa_w

Boris the spider - The Who
Haunted House - Gene Simmons
Dead's mans party - Oingo Boingo 
This is Halloween - Danny Elfman
Tubular Bells - Mike Oldfield 
Halloween Theme - John Carpenter 
Witchy Woman - The Eagles
Werewolves of London - Warren Zevon
Thriller - Michael Jackson
Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr.
The Monster Match - Bobby 'Boris' Picket 
The zombie Mambo - Anote4You
Haunted House - Gene Simmons
The meanest meanest pumpkin in the land - Alan Kirk
Ding Dong The Witch is Dead - Ella Fitzgerald
Casper the friendly ghost - Litlle Richard 
The Adams family theme - Vic Mizzy

And these songs can children sing with Halloween:


1.
Trick or treat, you're so neat.
Give me something good to eat.
Nuts and candy, fruit and gum.
I'll go away if you give me some. 
Trick or treat, smell my feet.
I know you'll give us lots of treats.
Not to big, not to small,
Maybe the size of Montreal. 

Trick or Treat, Trick or Treat,
Give me something nice to eat, 
If you don't we don't care,
We'll put money in your underwear.


2.
geef ons iets lekkers, geef ons een snoep,
anders gaan de spoken nooit weg,
en dan heb je dikke pech!

geef ons iets lekkers, geef ons een snoep,
als je ons geen snoep wilt geven,
dan laten we je sidderen en beven!

geef ons iets lekkers, geef ons een snoep,
voordat we je betoveren!