Informative Speech Outline On The History Of Halloween

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SPECIFIC PURPOSE: At the end of my speech, my audience should understand three important points of the history of Halloween.

THESIS STATEMENT: The three most important points of Halloween can be summed up by looking at its origins, how it came to include jack-o-lanterns and bobbing

for apples, and how it is celebrated today in the 21st century with

trick-or-treating and haunted houses.

When the leaves start turning different colors and falling off the trees, when the temperature starts falling and the sun starts setting a little earlier each day, it makes me think of Halloween.

Most people think all Halloween is about is dressing up and going trick or treating. It didn't start out as a going door-to-door and getting candy event every October 31st. In fact, Halloween originated as a Celtic festival more than 2000 years ago.

When I was a kid, Halloween was my favorite time of the year.

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