EME6507 Halloween Presentation

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Presented by Amanda King Updated on November 18, 2015


Table of Contents Halloween Overview A Brief History of Halloween Modern Halloween Halloween Traditions Trick or Treating Pumpkin Carving Haunted Attractions Halloween in Pop Culture Film, Books, and Music Closing Contact Lageras , Anders. Halloween jack-o'-lantern . Retrieved from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack-o%27-lantern#/media/File:Friendly_pumpkin.jpg


A Brief History of Halloween Celebrated on October 31 st Originates from the ancient Celtic holiday of Samhain where boundaries between living and dead overlap Community gatherings with singing, dancing, fortune telling, telling ghost stories, and mischief-making Pagan traditions later combined with Christian traditions of “All Souls Day” (October 31 st ) and “All Saints Day” (November 1 st ). Click here to see a visual timeline on the history of Halloween. Vintage Halloween, from Ossian Brown's "Haunted Air" Vintage Halloween Postcard by artist Ellen Clapsaddle


Modern Halloween After Christmas, Halloween is the second most celebrated and profitable holiday Secular, more community-centered holiday aimed more at the youth Widely celebrated by dressing up, trick-or-treating, parades, carnivals, pumpkin carving, decorating, parties for both children and adults, etc.


Halloween Traditions: Trick or Treating Common Halloween tradition for children to dress in costume and go door to door shouting “trick or treat” for candy . Originates back to Medieval Ages practice of “ souling ” or “guising ” Trick or Treating arrived in the U.S. in early 1900's but focused more on the tricks than the treats The 1950s re-focused Halloween to be more family-friendly and kid-centered. Neighborhood trick-or-treating . Retrieved from: http://www.6sqft.com/nyc-trick-or-treat-the-best-neighborhoods-for-scares-and-sweets/


Halloween Traditions: Pumpkin Carving Pagan origins brought to the U.S. by Irish immigrants Originally used turnips, beets, or potatoes which later turned to pumpkin in the U.S. Tradition to carve scary faces and placing them into windows or near doors to frighten away Stingy Jack and other wandering evil spirits Originates from an Irish myth of “Stingy Jack”. Click here to learn more about “Stingy Jack ” from The History Channel. Traditional jack-o'-lanterns . Retrieved from: http://thefairytaletraveler.com/2013/10/31/the-origins-of-the-jack-o-lantern-ireland/


Halloween Traditions: Haunted Attractions Popular and profitable around the world Simulates a haunted and often scary environment that visitors can immerse themselves in Variety of settings (houses, hayrides, forests, prisons, theme parks, etc.), themes (ghosts, zombies, serial killers, clowns, etc.), and audiences (youth, teen, adult) Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights . Retrieved from: http://www.trbimg.com/img-54f8a3fc/turbine/os-universal-2015-halloween-horror-nights-dates-20150305


Halloween in Pop Culture: Film , Books, and Music Horror Movie Posters . Retrieved from: http://www.porchdrinking.com/articles/2013/10/31/top-10-best-horror-movies/ Scary movies, books, or creepy music help enhance the Halloween atmosphere These items are usually easily accessible, are an relatively inexpensive way to “set the mood”, and cater to any budget Beloved characters from movies and books often creates a large following or fan base that is active all year long Helps create a holiday “ritual” that can bring families and friends together


Closing Halloween has evolved from Pagan and Medieval traditions to the more secular and modern family-based celebration . Trick-or-treating, carving pumpkins, visiting haunted attractions, watching scary movies, and listening to creepy sound effects are just a few beloved and modern Halloween traditions.


Contact Thank you for viewing this presentation. For more information, please contact Amanda King . Pumpkin Pie Seance . Retrieved from: https://i.guim.co.uk/img/static/sys-images/Books/Pix/pictures/2011/10/31/1320063630982/Halloween-pumpkins-in-a-c-002.jpg?w=620&q=85&auto=format&sharp=10&s=c136a6ceaab8284fcc01ae6766d7ee42

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