The holiday originally comes from a people called the Celts.
The Celts lived in Europe more than 2000 years ago. On
they celebrated the end of summer. They thought
ghosts visited the living on October 31st. They dressed up like
ghosts so the spirits would not harm them.
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Answer the questions about WHERE DOES HALLOWEEN COME FROM? 1. What is this story about? a. Trick-or-treating. b. Ireland and Scotland. c. Ghosts. d. Where the Halloween tradition comes from.
2. When did the Celts live in Europe? a. 20 years ago. b. 200 years ago. c. More than 2000 years ago. d. More than 2,000,000 years ago.
3. Who did the Celts think visited the living on October 31st? a. Their relatives. b. Spirits of the dead. c. Poor people. d. Irish people.
4. Why did the Celts dress in costumes? a. It is fun. b. To go trick-or-treating. c. So spirits would not hurt them. d. To scare poor people.
What costume will you wear on Halloween? Why? ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________