Halloween History

Written by Mrs. Party... Gail Leino

Halloween's origins date back torepparttar ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in).  The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago inrepparttar 109312 area that is now Ireland,repparttar 109313 United Kingdom, and northern France, celebrated their new year on November 1.  This day markedrepparttar 109314 end of summer andrepparttar 109315 harvest andrepparttar 109316 beginning ofrepparttar 109317 dark, cold winter. "Halloween," actually has its origins inrepparttar 109318 Catholic Church. It comes from a contracted corruption of All Hallows Eve. November 1, "All Hollows Day" (or "All Saints Day"), is a Catholic day of observance in honor of saints.  The holiday was called Samhain (sow-en),repparttar 109319 Celtic New ear.  

Celts believed that onrepparttar 109320 night beforerepparttar 109321 new year,repparttar 109322 boundary betweenrepparttar 109323 worlds ofrepparttar 109324 living andrepparttar 109325 dead became blurred.  Onrepparttar 109326 night of October 31, they celebrated Samhain, when it was believed thatrepparttar 109327 ghosts ofrepparttar 109328 dead returned to earth.

Halloween is celebrated annually on October 31. Just think about a bunch of frightening fantasies andrepparttar 109329 scary stories featuring ghosts, witches, monsters, and all things that go bump inrepparttar 109330 night then your thinking about one ofrepparttar 109331 finest holidays ofrepparttar 109332 year. 

The disembodied spirits of all those who had died throughoutrepparttar 109333 preceding year would come back in search of living bodies to possess forrepparttar 109334 next year. It was believed to be their only hope forrepparttar 109335 afterlife. 

How to write a good research paper

Written by Janet Ilacqua

A good academic paper starts out with a clearly defined topic which is neither too broad or too narrow. For example, "Cactus" would be too broad a topic. Onrepparttar other hand, A topic is too narrow if you can't find any information about it. For example, suppose your foreign language subject to, "foreign language policy in South Dakota." Although you might have a strong interest in this topic, South Dakota may not have a specific policy about foreign languages. If you have chosenrepparttar 109311 topic, "teaching Chinese in elementary schools," and your research attempts have been fruitless, it may be that you are considering a topic that no one else has previously presented. In other words, no one has determined that Chinese should be a major language taught as commonly as Spanish or French. Using an outline can help you organize your material and can also help you discover connections between pieces of information that you weren't aware of when you first conceivedrepparttar 109312 topic of your paper, After you have identified a topic and prepare an outline ofrepparttar 109313 project, you can begin to gather information from authoritative reference sources: pertinent books, encyclopedias, and articles in magazines and journals. Be cautious when using material fromrepparttar 109314 Internet. Before citing Internet sources, checkrepparttar 109315 credentials ofrepparttar 109316 writer. Are they associated with a university or well-known corporation? What experience and training do they have inrepparttar 109317 field?

Cont'd on page 2 ==>
ImproveHomeLife.com © 2005
Terms of Use