Trick-or-treating Essays

  • History Of Halloween Essay

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    Mumming and guising, which closely resembles what we see today as trick-or-treating, involved visiting houses in costume or disguise to sing songs in exchange for food. If the people were not welcome, they would partake in troublesome behaviour such as throwing turnips and apples at houses. Costumes were also thought to be worn

  • The Symbols Of Halloween

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    pumpkin stood in for the turnip who was less soft and larger than the pumpkin. Moreover, another tradition has been carried by the Irish to America, the trick or treating. In fact, it is a famous tradition in America since the end of the 19th century. This tradition is seen as an important symbol of this event. Children go from house to house and say “Trick or Treat”. People give them candies, cakes or other things. Concerning black and orange colors, it refers to a Mexican tradition. Indeed, for All

  • Halloween Informative Essay

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    and is what Halloween is known for around the world. In America, people associate Halloween with the practice of trick-or-treating in which kids go knock on doors around their neighborhoods saying “trick-or-treat!” in the hope that they will receive candy. The way the tradition goes is that if the kids don’t receive candy (treats) then instead they will do some sort of prank (tricks) as a punishment for them not receiving candy however this

  • Argumentative Essay On Halloween

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    refused, you would risk getting cursed or haunted. However, the risk of refusing to give out treats to these small supernatural creatures is to face the wrath of angry children which might be even more dangerous. However due to the nature of trick-or-treating with children normally going door to door unsupervised, the candy obtained predominantly going unchecked or eaten during the journey, there is danger of tainted halloween candy. There have been kidnappings and incidents where poison or sharp

  • Carved Pumpkins Informative Speech

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    celebration with carved pumpkins, colorful leaves and the ghosts and ghoulies just for fun. That is how I look at Halloween. Unfortunately here in Latvia they are not into this holiday and only children at school dress up but afterwards don’t go trick or treating and young adults enjoy going a bit crazy in the pubs in Riga. In the U.S. it is common to see carved pumpkins most everywhere and in some other parts of the world as well. There are also gourd-like orange fruits that get carved with ghoulish

  • Halloween As A Holiday

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    North America. Immigrants realized in about mid 1800’s that pumpkins were much softer and way easier to carve than turnips. In the late 1800’s kids would dress up and go guising. Guising is what trick or treating was originally called. When these kids went guising they would get coins, fruits and cakes. Trick or treat didn’t come about till almost one hundred later in the United States. People in the Philippines on November second would celebrate All Souls Day. On this day Filipino children used to

  • Comparing Dia De Los Muertos And Halloween

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    lanterns, going trick or treating, decorating houses with a spooky theme, watching horror

  • Facts About Halloween

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    Facts about Halloween Halloween Comes From A Celtic Tradition Versions of celebrating Halloween itself have always been around even though the way we celebrate Halloween today hasn't been around for a very long time. There’s a Celtic tradition called Samhain from which Halloween originated. Samhain is a festival that marked the end of the Celtic calendar year in Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man. Popular belief has it that is the time of the year that spirits or fairies could enter

  • Us And Them By David Sedaris Analysis

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    tomkeys daily life , as it was like a television show for him . On the night of halloween the young boy was patiently waiting for the tomkeys but they failed to show up for candy until the day after Halloween. The Tomkeys knocked on their door trick or treating a day late.. The mother demanded to give them candy but the young boy was selfish and greedy , he did it want to give up his candy to the Tomkeys.The mother of the young boy then said “You should look at yourself. I mean really look at yourself”

  • Benefits Of Halloween Essay

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    The best part of a holiday is the treats and traditions young and old individuals get to participate in. Among these sweet filled holidays is Halloween, a day to please the sweet tooth, stay up late, and support America’s holiday tradition. Since the 1940’s Halloween has been a highly-celebrated event in the year, which makes it perplexing that schools don’t care to give at least no school on the day where young souls wake up from eating large amounts of candy and staying up late gathering it.

  • Personal Narrative: The House On 3rd Street

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    I love everything about Halloween... the costumes,the candy and especially the scary stories, one story in particulate gets me its called ''The House on 3rd Street'' Its about a haunted house and a normal family,or they were normal before they moved in,so let me stop and start the story. On November 1,2003 the Jackson's moved in, the family consists of David Jackson,Karen Jackson and the kids, Caden the youngest and only son, Katie the middle child and Amanda the oldest.They really

  • Personal Narrative: Some People Are Getting Ready For Halloween

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    people that go to her school. Couple days passed and it was finally Halloween. Kids were getting ready to go trick or treating. The teens were getting ready to go also until Angelica caught a glimpse of something. She was gonna go see, but she thought that it would be safer if her friends came with her. When she got to her friends house there were a lot of people there going trick or treating. She told them what she saw, but they had no clue what she was talking

  • Halloween Costumes Persuasive Speech

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    You don't have to be the star quarterback or the pointguard. You just have to look the part. If your kids are into sports, then why not suggest that they go out trick or treating as a team-complete in their athletic uniforms. This also goes for cheerleading attires. 2 - The Ghost You've seen it in the cartoons, so why not try it in real life. Get an old white sheet and cut out eye holes. You're a ghost! The getup is

  • Personal Narrative: My Personal Cultural Identity

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    celebrating Halloween is celebrating the devil's birthday and I agree upon that and am not allowed to participate in Halloween. That has shaped me in my cultural identity and helped me I guess grow up sooner because I would probably still have gone trick or treating but now I don't I consider myself too old for that and am not allowed anyways. Cultural identity is religion celebrations etc. The things that make you who you are today or well helped shaped you into who you are today. Within your lifetime

  • Essay On Christmas Tree

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    It is that time of year again, Christmas is already here, this is one the most beautiful holidays with all of the lights and decorations with the vibrant colors that put you in a good mood. Before you can decorate a tree, you must have one small or big Christmas tree. You also need to have the decoration to put on it. Then, you have to follow certain step to be able to decorate your tree in a beautiful way that everybody will love it, some of these steps are to put the lights first, then ornaments

  • Batman Costumes Persuasive Speech

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    Do you enjoy fighting for justice? Perhaps you feel you need the powers of a superhero to get through the day. Either way, you're a superhero disguised as a mere mortal. You're really the Batman or Batgirl of your household or neighborhood, so don't be shy. Now if you do that on any regular night of the year the neighbors will be raising eyebrows and you might find yourself explaining yourself to the local police or being carted off to the nearest psychiatric hospital. Luckily there is one night

  • Western Ghost Festival

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    Discuss the popularity of Ghost Festival in Hong Kong Introduction On the last day of October every year, many teenagers are dressing in different weird ghost costumes to celebrate the Halloween (the Western Ghost Festival). Meanwhile, celebrating ghosts or all saints is not only a Western premium. Ghost Festival here, refers to Yu Lan Festival in Chinese culture. It is on the fifteenth day of the seventh lunar month, while the whole seventh lunar month is named as the ‘ghost month’. Scary as it

  • Holiday Or Passover Essay

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    looks forward to holidays—spanning from Christmas, the jolly time of year when the world nostalgically envisions snow descending upon the fallow earth, to Halloween, the tenebrous time where people delight in costumes and impetuously chanting, “Trick or treat!” But, does the thought ever cross our minds: “how did these holidays come about?” or, “why do we celebrate this day?” Although research shows that many of the festivals include Puritan traditions, over time they fell victim to corrupt, pagan

  • Oktoberfest Zinzinnati Research Paper

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    Oktoberfest Zinzinnati is celebrating in the Cincinnati in September 15-17. This is festival celebrating at second and third streets, between walnut and Elm streets, Cincinnati downtown. Used to that festival was held on 5th, between Vine street and Sentinel. During this festival they sell beers, food, games also some kind of events too. Some people were dancing, and some people were singing songs too. There is to many things to do. This festival been conducted for three days. They have to many floats

  • She's A Rooster Poem Analysis

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    Title Page   Copyright page   A Novelty Poem She’s a Rooster She comes from Rhode Island, And her name is Red, She crows every morning, When she gets out of bed. Now she’s a Rooster, She likes to flog her man. Now she’s a Rooster, She’ll flog you, when she can. And whenever she catches you, Messing with some other chicks, She’ll flog you with those spurs of hers, Just for kicks. Now she’s a Rooster; And whenever she’s mad at you, You’ll hear her cluck, Cock-a-Doddle-Do. MAN SHE’S A ROOSTER. Duane