Section of History
Attributes of
The history
Halloween (born Halloween, All Hallows
Eve or All Saints' Eve) - celebration that has it’s
roots in the traditions of the ancient Celts in
Ireland and Scotland, whose history began in the
lands of modern Britain.
Celebration Halloween originated from the
Celtic festival of
Samhain ritual,assimilated immigrated to
Britain by Germanic tribes (Angles, Saxons and
Jutes)after VI century BC. Halloween has become
one of the major folk festivals in BritishIreland.
Attributes of celebration
• Jack lamp
One of the key attributes of the holiday is a "lamp Jack" (born jack-o'lantern) in the form of a carved pumpkin heads out with lighting.
The appearance of the symbol most often associated with the
Irish legend about a man named Jack, an old farmer, lover of gambling and
liquor. He has twice cheatedthe devil, and after his death did not make
it to heaven - because of his vicious life, or hell - because the devil during
the life of Jack vowed not to take away his soul. Hewas doomed to wander
the world with a pumpkin head with embers inside.
Popularity and other contour-linear light modern prom. production:
various lamps, in particular consisting of small purple or orange
lights. They also decorate houses, fireplaces, encircle bare trunks of trees
and shrubs, lighting fires at night. Cornices, balconies and entrances
to buildings usually also decorated with artificial cobwebs, spiders, bats,
witches, owls, cats, witch's brooms, etc.
• Candles
The symbol of the holiday for many Irish people is
a burning candle, which is traditionally placed on the
east window and burned before the end of the
holiday. That evening, the families often reminded
of the legend of the bronze head, which reflects
the ancient Celtic tradition of hunting for heads of their
enemies, which later adornedthe tomb. In the
U.S., Halloween candles are traditionally colored
in orange, purple,pink or black color
and scented with cinnamon or other spices with a
sharpsweet-spicy scent that is firmly associated with
the holiday.
• Kostyumirovanie and masquerade
Costumes for Halloween based on the themes of witchcraft and its
images in film andliterature. Children dressed
in costumes and masks, sent to demand sweets from
homeowners, while reciting the traditional phrase "candy or your
life!". Especially popular costumes of witches, wizards, witches,
vampires, corpses, werewolves,ghosts, mermaids, fairies,
elves, various nocturnal animals (cat, bat, wolf, etc.)
Areparties, carnivals, accompanied by ominous music, the
graveyard, howling wolves ,hooting owls and other
sounds recorded in audio or video
format. Popular postersand books spread out with the image
of Dracula, witches, vampires and theirsymbolism (aspen stake,
black beads, etc.)
• Symbolism of colors
The traditional colors of Halloween - bright
orange and purple. Used a combination
ofgothic black and white (robes, black
and white stockings with horizontal stripe)
andred (usually painted on bruises). It is also
used dark green.
Halloween in Russia
Halloween has been
banned Orthodox Church during the
time of the Russian Empire.For a long
time the holiday was banned because
it has pagan origins. After the Soviet
collapse, he gradually began
to gain popularity in Russia.
• On this festival in the world of
books written, filmed several movies
and musicals.Each year, millions of
toys manufactured, funny masks and fancy
costumes. Even held competitions for the
best lantern from a pumpkin, the winners of
which are whole world of art. Over the years, its
history, Halloween has
gained a worldwide variety of interesting
traditions, preserving their ancient distinctive
features, but absorbed the local cultural identity.

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