It's Halloween once again, and as usual Bibliodieste, the library of our school, together with the English Department have organized some talks in English for 1st-ESO students to learn about the origins and traditions of the typical American Halloween celebrations.
This year's language asistant, Ben Davidson, from New Jersey, told our students how he has usually celebrated this American festivity, after checking on basic Halloween concepts and vocabulary.
Things we've learnt from his talk:
- It's celebrated on October 31st. It's not a holiday in the USA.
- Children disguise themselves, but not only with scary or terror features, some also disguise with pretty or funny costumes. There's no Carnival celebrations in the USA, so this is their way of celebrating something similar.
- In towns and villages, kids usually go round the neighbourhood homes with the "Trick or treat" game.
- When you get older and go to university, youngsters usually celebrate it in costume parties.
Galician version of this post @ ArquivosDoTrasno.
And our school has been completely decorated for the occasion once again: