Free Essays on Halloween Day

  1. Day of the Dead Comparison to Halloween

    Difference between Day of the Dead and Halloween Halloween and Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos have many differences other than just cultural differences. Many people believe that these two holidays are the same things but in all reality they have more differences that similarities. Halloween is when ghosts...

  2. Halloween Speech

    September 2014 Halloween Subject: Halloween General purpose: To inform Specific purpose: To inform my audience about the history of Halloween, how Halloween has evolved to what it is today and the symbolisms of Halloween. Central idea: To educate my audience on the history of Halloween and why it is...

  3. Halloween and Day of the Dead

    Halloween and Day of the Dead Halloween is major holiday celebrated on the 31st of October every year in the United Sates of America. Here it is one of the biggest holidays of all, with many citizens participating in different festivities throughout the day. The Day of the Dead, El Dia de los Muertos...

  4. Halloween

    tradition “Halloween”. I have choose Halloween because I think it’s a strange and useless tradition, but its also a nice one. I’m going to write the history and things we do when we celebrate Halloween. The word Halloween or Hallowe’en is a contraction of “All Hallows evening”. Halloween is a yearly...

  5. halloween

    Halloween The history of Halloween began with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, the last day of the Celtic year. The holiday was celebrated at the end of summer and the beginning of winter, as days became shorter and nights longer. The Celts believed that the dead returned on Samhain, and...

  6. Halloween

    Halloween Throughout the last decades Halloween has been traced back since two thousand years ago to the ancient times in Europe when the Celtic people celebrated the beginning of winter on the evening of October thirty-first. The Celtic people believed that death was strongly linked to the long and...

  7. Halloween vs Day of the Dead

    Halloween, a day of dressing in costumes, going door to door collecting candy and other treats. Watching scary movies going to “haunted” houses and traditional activities in fall such as hayrides, and even “haunted” hayrides. (True History of Halloween, 2008) We will be exploring a few different...

  8. The Haunted House

    THE HAUNTED HOUSE The night was dark, the sky was clear, and the moon was full. It was a perfect night for it to be Halloween. You could hear the sounds of the neighborhood children scaring each other, laughing, and making scary sounds. The children were dressed up in all different costumes...

  9. My Grandfather Got Scared

    What scared my grandfather? On October 31, 2008 was Halloween Day. My grandfather was thinking about taking us to trick or treat. My grandfather went to the store and bought a costume for himself. When he went back home, it was night and the sun had already set. He had told my nieces (Ka, Pa, and Ci)...

  10. Halloween

     Halloween Our culture continues until this day to look at this holiday with negative feelings to the extent that Conservative Jews, Fundamentalist Christians and Muslims won’t let their children take part in festivities such as Trick or Treating or dressing up. The demonization still has hold on...

  11. Halloween

    Final Draft Is it appropriate for students to trick-or-treat on Halloween? Every year, I see nothing wrong with Middle School students trick-or-treating. I think it is appropriate for them to participate in the tradition of Halloween trick-or-treating. Three reasons why I think it is appropriate for...

  12. Halloween

    The True Meaning of Halloween - The True Meaning of Halloween Halloween is a holiday which has been around for a lot longer than many may think. Even the traditions which seem so modern and economically rooted are almost as old as the tradition of Halloween itself. There is a lot of confusion as to when...

  13. Day of the Dead

    Halloween & Day of the Dead During the end of the month of October in the United States you might see people walking around in costumes of different paranormal creatures, also you will see different decorations such as jack-o-lanterns, ghosts, and witches and such. But if you walk around Mexico...

  14. The Origins of Halloween

    Like New Year’s Day, Christmas, Easter, or Ramadan, Halloween is celebrated almost all over the world today, even if the celebration involves only external attributes, such as pumpkins, costumes, and children asking for candies. Though the initial meaning of Halloween had a lot to do with occult powers...

  15. Halloween

    A holiday is a special day recognized by a group of people, which holds a special meaning for each. In the past a holiday was established to recognize a holy person or saint. Halloween is a national holiday and is the focus of my paper. Halloween is thought about in different ways and most people get...

  16. Halloween vs christmas

    Halloween vs. Christmas the best holidays These are both one of the most important holidays to the United States maybe even to the world. They bring people joy, happiness, and it mostly brings people together to celebrate. These two holidays are very important...

  17. Halloween

    Halloween Halloween is a Holiday that everyone knows about and loves. What people don’t know is why we have it and where it came from. Halloween was originally a day that no one looked forward to but now everyone gets excited for the candy and fun. The past of Halloween has an evil side but we now have...

  18. The History of Halloween - Summary

    history of Halloween Halloween is an annual celebration, but just what is it actually a celebration of? And how did this peculiar custom originate? Is it, as some claim, a kind of demon worship? Or is it just a harmless vestige of some ancient pagan ritual? The word itself, "Halloween," actually has...

  19. My Problem with Halloween

    “My Problem with Halloween” It gets like this every year. The days get shorter, the nights get longer. The temperature begins to drop, and Hally begins to give out her pesky little treats. I don’t even know why she does it, it’s not like all those who she treats are grateful for it anyway. Then again...

  20. How All Saints Day Through the Years Changed to Halloween?

    How All Saints Day through the years changed to Halloween The history of Halloween was not developed down for hundreds of years; some of them are still unclear and subject to discussion. But the most believable history is that Halloween originated in the British Isles out of the Pagan Celtic celebration...

  21. Culture Contrast: an Experiential Paper

    assigned to assist the event called “Day of the Dead” (Dia de los Muertos), which is celebrated November 1st and 2nd. Because of the closeness of the dates it is commonly related to Halloween, but Day of the Dead has a different meaning than the one of Halloween. Halloween it is commonly celebrated in the...

  22. Halloween

    Although Halloween began as a tribute to the dead, it has transformed drastically over the years. It has completely changed since it originated, from a Pagan holiday adapted by Christians to a consumer oriented celebration. Through different alterations by many people over large spans of time, Halloween’s...

  23. Holloween History

    Halloween History: A Celtic Celebration October 31, two thousand years ago, in an area that is now Ireland, Celts gathered to celebrate the New Year. This day was known to them as the end of summer and the beginning of a long, dark winter. They associated winter time with human death occurring the most...

  24. Halloween vs. Prom Compare /Contrast

    Halloween vs. Prom Night Ke’Lebra Williams Eng 121 Professor Raymond Nowak January 16, 2011 Halloween vs. Prom Night When I think about Halloween and Prom, these two occasions present a list of similarities and differences. For one special night, which is prom, young boys and girls get to dress...

  25. Halloween

    Fair Time: 2 p.m. Venue: Annex Atrium, SM Fairview, Quezon City Description: Features face painting, crafts and henna tattoos Eternal Death Wake 9: Halloween at Ghost Harbour Time: 8 p.m. Venue: Inggo's Grill, Roxas Boulevard, Manila Description: Features live performances by Anhura, Names Are For Tombstones...

  26. Halloween definitief

    Who celebrated Halloween this year? In the past few weeks we have seen already a lot of publicity for St Nicholas and Christmas. We receive advertising booklets in our mailbox with toys and decorations for Christmas. But we forgot one holiday. Last Friday, October the 31th, it was Halloween and when we...

  27. halloween

     HALLOWEEN What is Halloween? Halloween or Hallowe'en (a contraction of "All Hallows' Evening"), also known as All Hallows' Eve, is a yearly celebration observed in a number of countries on October 31, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows (or All Saints). Typical festive Halloween...

  28. Halloween

    Writ – 230 Story assignment two Halloween is one of the biggest days of the year, and from the many who celebrate it can agree that a lot goes into preparation. “This is the one time a year where you get to dress up and pretend to be someone you’re not” said Sean Mason. A first...

  29. Halloween

    Halloween: Then and Now This paper will cover the origins, religious influence, the changes in Halloween, as well as the traditions and superstitions associated with Halloween. It will show how Halloween started as a dark festival full of traditions and superstitions, and how it has now turned into...

  30. Halloween Paper

    Valery Duganov 11/3/12 Salem Alternative Essay American Culture Halloween Halloween was considered one of the most important religious holidays when it first originated and it is now considered one of the most popular holidays. People from countries such as Ireland, United Kingdom...