It first took place in 1970 when
1,500 people met in a large field in the
South West of England to listen to rock
music, enjoy themselves, and spend time
together in the countryside. In its early
days it was seen as a festival for hippies,
but now it attracts people of many types and
ages who come to listen to different kinds of
music. In 2000, the Glastonbury Festival was
attended by over 100,000 people.
In the past, people believed
that the spirits of dead people appeared on
this day. Today children celebrate
Halloween by dressing up as witches and
ghosts and going 'trick or treating.' They go
out in groups and knock on people's doors,
shouting 'Trick or treat!' People usually
give them sweets or small presents as a treat.
Fawkes' Night / Bonfire Night, 5th November
In Britain, people
light bonfires and let off fireworks on 5th
November. Traditionally this is done to
remember the time when Guy Fawkes tried (but
failed) to destroy the British Houses of
Parliament with gunpowder in the 17th century.
Definitions of Halloween & Guy
from the Longman Essential Activator Reproduced
by kind permission of Addison Wesley Longman.