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Берсенева А.В.Учитель анг. языкаМАОУ Лицей 97г. Челябинск HISTORY OF THE HOLIDAY On the eve before their new year, October 31, it was believed that Samhain, who was the Lord of the Death and Prince of Darkness, called together all the dead people. The Celts believed the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred on this night. On October 31st, the Druids, who were the priests and teachers of the Celts, would meet in the hilltop in the dark oak forest. The Druids would light fires and offer sacrifices of crops, animals and possibly even human beings. They told fortunes about the coming year by examining the remains of the animals that had been sacrificed. When the morning arrived, the Druids would give an ember from their fires to each family to keep their homes warm and free from evil spirits. In the year 835 AD the Roman Catholic Church made November 1st a church holiday to honour all the saints. This day is called All Saint's Day. It used to be also known as Hallowmas. Gradually, October 31st became known as All Hallow Even, eventually All Hallow's Eve, and then Halloween as we know it today. Today Halloween is a funny holiday for children. It is very popular in Britain, in the USA and in Russia. Children usually wear costumes and make parties. Trick or treat is a popular Halloween tradition. At night children go from house to house asking for treat, and if they don’t get it, they can make a trick