Informative Speech On Halloween

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Pages: 2

BOO! Did I scare you? No, that’s okay, but why did I say that. Why do we celebrate Halloween? How different is Halloween now from when it was called Samhain or All Hallows Eve.

Why do we have so many names in place of Halloween? Some include all Saints eve, All Hallows Eve, and Samhain. Samhain (pronounced "sow-in" rhyming with cow) is named after the Celtic Lord Samhain also known as the Lord of darkness. Candy and cake were used to make the unwanted spirits go away. They also used costumes to blend in with the spirits. Jack-o’-Lanterns, long before pumpkins were used, they were made of potatoes, beets, turnips, and rutabagas.

The name Jack-o’-lanterns comes from the Irish folktale about a man named Stingy Jack. He made several deals and eventually conned the devil to keep himself out of Hell. Yet, he was also not allowed into Heaven. Jack was doomed to roam the earth in darkness without a resting place. So, Jack asked the Devil to lend him some light for
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It is more out of fun than fear. Costumes are just for fun and a laugh now. All the kids only think about the candy instead of wondering what they are doing. Whether people get “super into” this holiday or are just buying candy for the trick or treaters. It’s estimated that Americans will spend about two billion dollars on candy this season. This is second only to what people will spend on Christmas. Many people, I have a good feeling, will see a wide range of costumes from clowns to fluffy unicorns and of course, the occasional blanket ghost. Candy corn is a classic treat, but, is hardly ever given out to trick or treaters because of the fear they have been tampered with. Candy tampering is unfortunate; parents must check all their children’s candy haul. Although candy corn is not widely distributed to trick or treaters, but oddly there is more than thirty-five million pounds of candy corn distributed a year which is enough to circle the moon twenty one