The origins of Halloween (B1)
Spanish writing exercise

Los orígenes de Halloween

Do you really know the origins of Halloween? Find out here! In this exercise you'll practise relatives, idiomatic structures and passive sentences with "se".

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Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "to be convinced", "Celtic", "truly (really)", "spirit", "mortal world", "to spread", "success" and "despite".

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Many people are convinced that the Halloween festival is of North American origin, but none of this is true. Of Celtic tradition, Halloween is really an ancestral Irish holiday which began to be celebrated with the nickname "Samhain". Pagan ancestors believed that during the night of the 31st of October, the spirits of the dead returned to visit the mortal world. because that day the line that separates both worlds was narrowing. As many Irish people emigrated to the United States, they spread this tradition throughout the country, where it was welcomed with great success. Despite being a holiday of Irish origin, other countries of the world, like the United States, celebrate it in style.

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