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Hallowe’en around the World Emilia and Maja

We were learning how to use a blog and had to choose something scary. We chose to write about Halloween in different places around the world. Some of the traditions are similar but they’re all very interesting. We hope that this piece of writing will make people want to read it.

The first country we wrote about is Poland. In Poland the tradition tells that people buy flowers and candles and lay them on the graves of their family members or friends. It happens on the 1st and 2nd of November and it’s called “Wszystkich Swietych” which translates to ” All Saints Day. ”

The second place we have researched is Spain. In Spain during Hallowe’en people honour the dead members of their families or their friends. This feast is a happy celebration, so people make parties.

We also wrote about Indonesia. On Hallowe’en, people in Indonesia traditionally make a lot of noise, they say it helps to scare away the evil spirits. Therefore the next day people must stay quiet and can’t do any work.

The next country we’ve chosen is the United States of America.  In the USA on Hallowe’en we can see children dressing up in scary costumes. They go around houses and ask for sweets which is called trick-or-treat . However if children don’t get anything they do something bad to the house owners.

The last place we decide to write about is Scotland. During Hallowe’en  in Scotland, people do apple dooking, tell scary stories and many children dress up which is called guising. When they go around the houses they have to say a joke, dance or sing to get a treat.

In conclusion all the traditions are very interesting . They are quite different,  they are very fascinating and we would all like to take part in them.

Mystical tree and abandoned house by Artiom Ponkratenko [Licence: CC BY 2.0]

Mystical tree and abandoned house by Artiom Ponkratenko [Licence: CC BY 2.0]

Sources

All Saints’ Day in Poland, http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/poland/all-saints-day, accessed 17/11/2015

Hallowe’en in Spain, http://spainattractions.es/halloween-spain/, accessed 17/11/2015

Celebrating Hallowe’en in Indonesia, http://www.expat.or.id/info/halloween.html , accessed 17/11/2015

  Hallowe’en in United States,  http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/halloween , accessed  17/11/2015

Discussion with Mr. Kerr,  17/11/2015