PEARTREE LIFE: Experiencing Languages

Do you STILL need more Halloween in your life?

Take a look at how we celebrate at Peartree and
find out more about the history behind the event... 

Read on, if you dare! 
The winning pumpkin! 

At Peartree languages, we celebrated Halloween with a party including; a competition in pumpkin carving and apple bobbing. Loads of Halloween decorations made by Montse (thank you!) created the right atmosphere and the students enjoyed a good time of games, music, sweets and Jack-o’-lanterns lighting up a very dark and rainy day.
Lucia apple bobbing

All Hallows' Eve
On October 31st, halfway between the autumn equinox and the winter solstice, the Celtic people celebrated a festival called Samhain. This pagan holiday marked the end of the harvest and the beginning of dark winter months. It was also seen as a time when the crossing between this world and ‘the afterlife’ was opened and when spirits of the dead (remnants of the pagan gods and spirits of nature) sought to enter homes. Bonfires were lit, people dressed up in costumes (perhaps to disguise themselves from the spirits), played games and performed all sorts of divination rituals. 
In the 9th century, the date of All Saints' Day (Christian festival celebrated in honour of all the saints) was moved to 1st November by the Western Church. Over the course of time, these two festivals merged and created modern Halloween.
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About Peartree Languages

Peartree Languages is a language school located in Cardiff.

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