Halloween in Portsmouth – Spooky!

Try our Halloween reading quiz.  Using the vocabulary below, try and complete the gaps.

On Saturday 31st October, many people all across
the UK will be celebrating Halloween! But what are the origins of this s__________­­­­­­­­­­­   fes__________, and how will we be
celebrating it here at LSI/IH Portsmouth?
Halloween has its origins in p__________ festivals
that were held at the end of October in Britain and other parts of Europe. The
Celtic people though that the barrier between our world and the world of g__________
became really thin. This meant that the s__________ of d__________
people would come alive and walk among the living, and weird creatures with
dark powers could wander about on Earth. In order to avoid being harmed by the
spirits and c__________, people would dress up in f__________ costumes,
to try and protect themselves. The Celts would have a big p__________ to
try and scare away the ghosts and spirits!
Nowadays, people continue the t__________ of wearing s__________
costumes, such as dressing up as v__________, w__________, w__________
and ghosts. People often have parties, and decorate their houses to look cr__________
and ha__________. You may see lots of pumpkins in the shops at
the moment. These are h__________ o      , and then have s__________
faces c__________ into them. Carving faces into pumpkins is also a
tradition that originated long ago.
Last year, LSI/IH Portsmouth had a huge party, with DJs, lots
of Halloween candy, and prizes for the best scary costumes. Check out some
photos from the party:
This year, we will
be selling tickets to the infamous international party on Guildhall Walk!! The
party will be on the 29th October at Popworld. If you need a ticket,
go and see Belle in room 305. There will be HUGE cash prizes for the scariest
costumes, as well as the most innovative costume. It’s time to get creative! On
Friday 30th, we will be hosting a halloween film club, with a choice
of terrifying horror films to choose from, as well as free drinks and warm
popcorn! There is also loads of halloween parties happening across the city on
October 31st, so if you’d like to find out more about what’s going
on, pop into Belle’s office for a chat!