What is Halloween? We celebrate Halloween every year, but do you know what the holiday is all about? Let' find out! A holiday that is celebrated on the 31st of October every year is known as Halloween. The traditions originated along with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. On the day of Samhain, people come out dressed in costumes to ward off ghosts and would light bonfires. Pope Gregory III in the 18th century designated November 1st as a time to honor all saints. Eventually, traditions of the Samhain were incorporated in All Saints Day. The evening before the day was known as All Hallows Eve. As days passed, it became Halloween. Gradually, Halloween became a day with activities, especially children, where they trick or treat. One of the most important traditions that evolved was carving the jack-o-lanterns, dressing up in costumes, and eating treats. Religiously, people light candles on the graves of the dead.
These worksheets contain a number of different activities using a dedicated set of vocabulary words related to the Halloween celebration, including word search, fill in the blanks, scrambled words, word wall flash cards, acrostic poems, crossword puzzles, and more. The collection also includes six different packs of Bingo cards as well as decorated writing paper. Last but not least, a KWHL (know, what, how, learn) diagram is included to help students pick a topic to explore in more depth. You will find a ton of reading worksheets here complete with question sheets and even answer keys. Halloween is celebrated on October 31st in the United States. It is one of the very few holidays that if you search for it, a movie will appear for half of the result. Yes, Micheal Meyers haunts Google too!