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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! What are you dressing up as this year? Do you know the origins of Halloween? Check it out:

Key Vocabulary:

Souling -noun/verb - The action, practice, or ritual of going about asking for donations of food (soul cakes)

Guising - noun - in this context - it is the practice or custom of disguising oneself in costumes, with a mask or make-up, and visiting people's houses

Trick-or-treating - noun/verb - the custom where children walk door to door to collect candy or an act of doing so!

Bobbing for apples - noun/verb - a game of trying to catch floating apples with only your mouth or the act of doing so!

Parades - noun - people marching in uniform or costume, bands playing music as they walk and floats with decorations for a festival or event on the street

Ghosts - noun - an apparition of a dead person come back to the living

Gargoyle - noun - a grotesque carved human or animal face or figure projecting from the gutter of a building, typically acting as a spout to carry water clear of a wall.

Pumpkin patch - noun- an area in a field of garden that has lots of pumpkins growing

Carving - verb - the act of cutting into something to produce a shape

Grotesquely - adverb - very ugly, sometimes comical, or distorted

Skeleton crew - idiom - The minimum amount of people to make a ship or business run smoothly

Haunted house - noun - a building thought to be the home of evil ghosts or the spirits of those who used to live there

Garburator - noun - a device that shreds food into tiny pieces so it can go down the sink

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