Trick or treat

15. říjen 2008 | 20.41 |

nNejznámější hláška Halloweenu je bezesporu TRICK OR TREAT. Co to vlastně znamená? Našla jsem i pár příhodných listů a omalovánek, tak nakoukněte:

Trick or Treat

Many of today's Halloween traditions are associated with America, however they originated in Celtic history. For example the custom of 'trick or treat' originated in England as ‘Mischief Night' when children declared one ‘lawless night' of unpunished pranks (usually May Day eve or Halloween). In the late 19thC, the Irish belief that 'the little people' or fairies played pranks on Halloween, led boys and young men to carry out practical jokes on that night, Nowadays children dress up in costumes and go from door to door where they knock on the door, or ring the doorbell, and yell 'Trick or treat!'. The idea being that the owners of the house give the children a treat (sweets or money) or the children will play a trick on them - I believe that in legal terminology this is called extortion!

Velmi podrobné informace o svátku najdete na anglické Wikipedii.

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RE: Trick or treat pavlína 28. 10. 2008 - 16:21