Thousands of years ago, the Celts held a festival for the lord of death.
Many monks believed the lord of death rule the world in winter
They believed when the lord of death came, many evil spirits came with him too
There are different kinds of evil spirits such as goblins, ghosts, witches, and vampires
The Celts did not like evil spirits. They made big fires to drive the evil spirits away.
It was thought that witches had magic power.
It was also believed that witches like to play tricks on people.
Many children like to play trick on people too.
Today children in America have a lot of fun dressing on cosplaytumes and going on trick or treating.
People celebrate Halloween on October 31. Now Halloween is a holiday especially fun for children.
Dried Pumpkin Seeds
After carving your pumpkin, separate the pulp from the seeds. Rinse（冲洗）the seeds and spread them out to dry. The next day, add enough melted butter or margarine（人造黄油）to coat each seed. Spread the seeds onto a cookie sheet（甜酥饼干）and bake for 20 minutes in a 300 degree oven for 20 minutes or until they are slightly brown.
Take the paper wrapping off about 100 caramels（饴糖）and put them in a saucepan（炖锅）。 Put the saucepan over a pan of boiling water. Boil the water until the caramels melt. Put a wooden stick into the TOP of each apple, dip the apple into the caramel. Let them cool on wax paper and enjoy!
No Halloween party is complete without at least one scary story. Usually one person talks in a low.
voice while everyone else crowds together on the floor or around a fire. The following is a retelling of a tale told in Britain and in North Carolina and Virginia.
TINY ghost-like dolls hang from trees, big plastic spiders sit on roofTOPs and bloody plastic hands reach out from gravestones…Are you ready for the scariest night of the year?
October 31 is Halloween, one of the most popular festivals in the US, Canada and Britain. The festival began as a day to remember the dead. But nowadays it's all about the carnival atmosphere when people can enjoy dressing up and scaring each other.
Halloween is one of children's favourite nights of the year. They dress up as monsters and go to their neighbours'houses. Knocking on the door they shout: “Trick or treat!” Of course, usually people give them “treats” - a like sweets and chocolates. But, if you don't, you can expect a prank such as having your car windows soaped or your garbage cans turned over.
Halloween is also a time for masquerade parties. Witches fly in on broomsticks, while ghosts and skeletons chat on the dance floor.
You can even dress up as a famous monster like Dracula! The motto is: “The scarier, the better.”
Even making Halloween food should be like casting a spell or mixing a magic drink. In Britain, people drink “Witch's Mix”， made with apple, orange, grape and berry juice. Children also enjoy “Halloween Worms,” made from egg noodles. And how do you like the sound of “Eye-Balls”？ Don't worry, they're made with scoops of chocolate and vanilla ice cream, shaped like human eyes. Skeleton-shaped cookies are equally popular.
A well-known Halloween tradition is to make lanterns from pumpkins, called “Jack-o-lanterns”。 First, the inside of the pumpkin is removed. Then, a face is cut into the pumpkin, traditionally a smiling, devil face. Finally a candle is placed inside, and the lantern is put at the front of the house to keep evil spirits away.
Besides pumpkin cutting, “apple-bobbing” is another popular game. Several apples are put floating in water in a big bucket. Children have their hands tied behind their backs. They have to try to pick the apples out of the water using only their mouths. Of course, people get very wet and it is very funny to watch.