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October 31 2008 6 31 /10 /October /2008 11:44
  It's Halloween today.

On 31st October, the night before All Saints' Day, Americans, Scots and Irish people celebrate Hallowe'en : they dress up as witches and ghosts, have parties, tell ghost stories and play games.

Hallowe'en is the second biggest celebration in America after Christmas. Every year Americans spend more than $2.5 billion on sweets, cards, costumes and decorations. More than 66 per cent of houses are decorated.

Hallowe'en was originally a Celtic festival called Samhain celebrating the New Year. Celts believed that the dead could come back to the world on that day. So people wore costumes like witches and ghosts.

Today, Irish and Scottish kids dress up for Hallowe'en, and they visit houses and sing a song or tell a joke. They ask for candy and they say "Trick or treat ?" which means "Give me some candy or you'll get a bad surprise!" If they don't get sweets, they play a trick.
Irish and Scottish immigrants took Halloween to America.

American kids started celebrating Halloween in the 1950's.

  Where does this singalong come from ? What movie ?
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thibon 11/02/2010 08:44

Tim Burton's
The Nightmare Before Christmas

Erwan B 10/24/2009 13:04

(movie)The Nightmare Before Christmas
C'est une personne qui tombe dans le coma et il se retrouve dans un cauchemar et veut retrouver son corps.

BastienB 7D 10/24/2009 12:25

It is "The nightmare before Christmas".

maxime d 6D 10/23/2009 21:24


Océane S 10/23/2009 16:31

The Nightmare Before Christmas !

Elise L 10/23/2009 12:00

this singaround comes from the strange christmas of mister jack

jessy et thibaut 10/23/2009 11:59

the nightmare before christmas

laurie m 10/23/2009 11:57

the nightmare. before christmas

amélie g et julia a 10/23/2009 11:55

the nightmare of christmas

Mme LEBEAU 10/23/2009 13:14

OOps ! Be more careful girls !

amelie.j et victoria.m 8a 10/23/2009 11:54

the nightmas before christmas

Mme LEBEAU 10/23/2009 13:14

Oops ! Nice try but be more careful !


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