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Halloween Symbolism and Traditions Childrens literature that embraces the holidays carries traditions that allow the child to express its imagination and self-expression Halloween literature is a vehicle that carries numerous images that may be interpreted to be unsuitable for children With strong ties to the pagan rituals of the Celtic tribes and todays practices of Wicca it is quite apparent why the previous statement may have merit As literature regarding this holiday progressed so has the distance between the Wicca and Celtic relationship and the holiday being celebrated today Washington Irving being one of the first writers to tackle this holiday and address it as a childrens book probably never envisioned that Halloween will look like what it does today His famous novel The Legend of Sleepy Hollow doesnt directly tie in with the holiday but one cannot deny the association that readers and moviegoers make while enjoying this great piece of literary art As my group has mentioned the holidays we are addressing are vehicles children may use to further their imagination in more ways than just by reading the literature regarding the said holiday Halloween traditionally has many arts and crafts associated with it Costume creating has long been a tradition until it became more convenient to purchase them Carving of pumpkins is also a tradition embraced by the western culture the end result being the most prominent symbol associated with Halloween The jack-o-lantern is a image one will find in numerous books some that are centered to very young children like Cliffords Halloween for children 3-6 and of course the previously mentioned Legend of Sleepy Hollow that has its Disney interpretations in a form of a cartoon or the more recent Tim Burton directed movie that draws more on the gothic aspect than an association with Halloween Like the characters in Charlottes Web enjoy their freedom at the fair and that is a maturity step so is the Trick or
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