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(Updated on 18/09/2016)

 





  • A Brief History of Witches in America
    "Before J.K. Rowling started dabbling in the American history of witches, we had our own traditions: Native American myths, the Salem Witch Trials, Bewitched, the 1970s resurgence, and the current phenomenon tell a long narrative of witches in America..."

    (mentalfloss.com)
  • Many Americans Wearing Trump or Clinton Masks on Halloween - Text + Audio + Pictures - 30 October 2016
    "People celebrate Halloween in costume. This year, many will be wearing masks to make themselves look like either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton.
    And most people will eat a lot of candy. A candy industry group says Americans will spend $2.7 billion on candy for Halloween."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Pumpkins Are Huge As Halloween Approaches - Text + Audio + Pictures - 12 October 2016
    "October means it is pumpkin season in the U.S. The fall brings cooler weather, less daylight and the pumpkin harvest.
    Some farmers are bringing large pumpkins to be weighed, while creative people are showing off their best pumpkin carvings."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)


    One Twitter user from Britain recently posted a photo of a pumpkin
    designed to look like U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump.

 

  • Halloween decorations carry haunting message of forced labor - 23 December 2012
    "The letter came in a box of Halloween decorations purchased at Kmart, but for a year Julie Keith never knew...
    "If you occasionally buy this product, please kindly resend this letter to the World Human Right Organization. Thousands people here who are under the persecution of the Chinese Communist Party Government will thank and remember you forever."..."

    (oregonlive.com)

 

 

  • The transatlantic Halloween divide
    "A curious subculture of extreme DIYers-turned-home theme park designers illustrates how the US revels in Halloween, a less-regarded festival on the other side of the Atlantic...
    Welcome to the world of the "home haunters", Americans who dedicate months of every year to putting together the ultimate amateur Halloween display in their front garden. "

    (BBC)

  • Britain 'home to witches, fairies, and guardian angels' (telegraph.co.uk)

 

  • Halloween Customs : A text + a glossary + an interactive quiz (english.glendale.edu)

 

  • The History of Halloween - simple (socialstudiesforkids.com)

  • The Story of the Jack-o-Lantern (socialstudiesforkids.com)

  • Halloween from Around the World
    Australia - Austria - Belgium - Britain, England - Canada - Ireland - Celtics -China - Czechoslovakia - Estonia - France -
    Germany - Guatemala - Holland - Hong Kong - Italy - Japan - Mexico - New Zealand - Nigeria -
    North America - Poland - Portugal - Rome - Russia - Scotland - Sicily - Spain - Vietnam - Wales

    (jackolanterns.net)

 


  • Halloween - site-ressource : History - Traditions - Quiz - Films - Rhymes... (web.tiscali.it)