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SUN Junior Halloween - L'histoire d'Halloween

Cette semaine, les élèves de la section internationale de CM2 de l'école Anatole de Monzie à Nantes nous présentent leurs chroniques spéciales Halloween ! Et en anglais s'il-vous-plaît !

Ils interviendront régulièrement à l'antenne pour nous apprendre un peu d'anglais sur des thématiques spécifiques.

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Anna : Hello ! We are Anna, Baptiste & Nathan !

Baptiste : Aujourd’hui, nous allons vous apprendre d’où vient la tradition d’Halloween.

Anna :  Today, we are going to tell you about the history of Halloween.

Baptiste : Avant cela, un peu de vocabulaire pour bien comprendre :

- the evil spirits : les mauvais esprits

- to roam the streets : rôder dans les rues

- to hurt / to harm : faire du mal

- a ghost : un fantôme

- candles : des bougies

- a pumpkin  : une citrouille

- trick or treat ! : des bonbons ou un sort

 

Anna : Since when do we celebrate Halloween  ?

Nathan : Halloween was first celebrated by the Celts, over 2 000 years ago. It was not exactly Halloween, they called it Samhain.

The Celts believed that, on October 31st,  the spirits would come to earth and roam the streets.

Baptiste : The Europeans - 1 000 years ago - also believed that the spirits of the dead would visit the earth on Halloween.

Anna : Why are people wearing costumes ?

Nathan : People worried that evil spirits would cause problems or hurt them. So on that night people wore costumes that looked like ghosts or other evil creatures.

Baptiste : They thought if they dressed like that, the spirits would think they were also dead and not harm them.

Anna : How did the tradition of Halloween arrive in America ?

Nathan : The tradition of Halloween was carried to America by the immigrating Europeans. People began putting candles inside pumpkins and using them as lanterns. 

Baptiste : That is why you see Jack 'o lanterns today.

Anna : And today, how do we celebrate Halloween in America ?

Nathan : These days Halloween is a fun day for children. Children still dress up in costumes. But instead of worrying about evil spirits, they go from house to house. 

Baptiste : They knock on doors and say "trick or treat."

Nathan : The owner of each house gives candy or something special to each trick or treater.

Anna : Thank you for listening to our story !