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					Halloween in the
 United States
     The Colors of Halloween
       •In the United States, Halloween is
associated with the colors orange and black.
     •Orange is associated with Halloween
  because it is the color of pumpkins, which
    are a very important part of the holiday.
•Black is associated with Halloween because
 it is the color of night, darkness, and scary
                      things.
  Who Celebrates Halloween?
• Young children: 3-12
  years old
• College students and
  young adults: 18-25
  years old
• Parents with young
  children
• Anyone who enjoys
  candy, costumes, or
  having fun!
                 Costumes
• Dressing up in
  costumes is a very
  important part of
  Halloween for all ages.
• Some costumes are
  very simple and others
  are much more
  complicated.
• Some people wear
  scary costumes, but
  others choose to wear
  funny or silly
  costumes.
      Some costumes are always
             common…
•   Ghosts, vampires, mummies, witches etc.
•   Superheroes
•   Princesses
•   Pumpkins (most often for little kids)
•   A favorite sports player
Ghosts
Vampires
Mummies
Witches
Superheroes
Princesses
Pumpkins (Especially little kids)
A Favorite Sports Player
Others are popular for a particular
           time period:



                   Lady Gaga

                               Character from Avatar

 President Obama
             Trick or Treating
• Children dress up in costumes and walk around
  their neighborhood with their friends.
• They go to their neighbors’ houses and say:
  “trick or treat!”
• Their neighbors then have to choose between
  giving the children a “treat”(candy) or receiving a
  “trick”(a prank or practical joke).
Most often, the neighbor will
 give the children a ¨treat.¨




            Candy corn
             Jack-o-lanterns
• Another popular tradition
  is carving jack-o-lanterns.
• To make a jack-o-lantern,
  you first take out the
  insides of a pumpkin.
• Then you carve a scary
  or silly face in the
  pumpkin’s side.
• Finally, you place a
  small, lit candle inside
  the pumpkin to make it
  glow.
         Halloween parties
• College students and young adults often
  celebrate Halloween by having a costume
  party with their friends.

				
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