Bet You Didn't Know: Halloween History


Listening — Beginner Level
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Watch the video and answer the questions

  1. What is the original name of Halloween?

  2. When was Sahmain celebrated?

  3. People left   on their doorsteps to keep spirits at bay

  4. Why did people wear masks during Sahmain?

  5. When did the Christian Church turn Sahmain into "All Hallows"?

  6. What did people call the night before All Hallows?

  7. Why did people give "soul cakes" in Halloween?

  8. Who took the tradition of Halloween to America?

  9. How much money is spent every year in costumes?

  10. Halloween has become the second most commercial holiday after  


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