一年一度的萬聖節 (Halloween)又來了,就在10月31日一起搞鬼.搞怪~~不給糖,就搗蛋Trick or treat」。現在就讓我來介紹一下萬聖節的由來吧!
跟著O'Pro9一起瞭解萬聖節的由來,其實是來自於歐洲的凱爾特族人，他們多數集中居住於英國及愛爾蘭，發展了別具特色的凱爾特文化。古時凱爾特人的新年是十一月一日，在新舊年交替之際，他們稱之為Samhain（發音應唸成sow-en），為「死靈的盛宴」（feast of the dead）之意，它代表太陽季節（season of the sun）的結束及冷暗季節（season of darkness and cold）的開始；Samhain一連舉辦三天，凱爾特人身著獸皮所製的外袍、頭戴獸頭遊行，相傳這就是萬聖節裝扮的開始。
【知識補充】:萬聖節 = Halloween，為「All Hallows' Eve」的縮寫，意思為「萬聖節（諸聖節）的前夜」）。
Halloween will come this Friday and are you ready to dress up the funny or scary costumes on this special holiday at Halloween’s Party? When this day comes, a majority of children is to knock on doors and say “Trick-or-Treat.” Be careful, they will be trick-or-treating in your house if you do not prepare candy for them. Now, let’s start to introduce the origin of Halloween!
Halloween is a well-known holiday on October 31 and it began two thousand years ago in Ireland and England with the ancient religion of the Celts. According to legend, the new year of ancient Celtic is on 1 November and they called it Samhain (sow-en), which means the "feast of the dead". Also, it represents the end of the season of the Sun and the beginning of the season of darkness and cold. Samhain was held for 3 days and Celtics dressed up in animal robe and head. Therefore, it is the origin of Halloween why people dress up the funny or scary costumes.
“Knowledge- Astronomy” : Halloween means "All Hallows' Eve "