- Orange and black are Halloween colours because orange is associated with the autumn harvest and black is associated with darkness and death.
- The ancient Celts thought that spirits and ghosts roamed the countryside on Halloween night. They began wearing masks and costumes to avoid being recognized as human.
- To meet a witch, put your clothes on inside out and walk backwards on Halloween night. (If you are successful, do let me know)
- Ringing a bell scares evil spirits away.
- Bobbing for apples is believed to be originated from a roman harvest festival that honours Pamona, the goddess of fruit trees.
- The next full moon on Halloween night will be October 31, 2020.
- The first "Jack-O-Lanterns" were not pumpkins - they were hollowed-out turnips and originated in Ireland.
- Next to Christmas, Halloween is the most celebrated and commercially successful holiday.
- If you stare in a mirror on Halloween night, you will see the person you are going to marry.
- The first recorded ghost story dates back to 100 AD by Pliny the Younger. In the story, a ghost haunts a house in Athens until the owner follows him to a spot in courtyard. The next day, a man's body is dug up in that same spot. Once he is given a proper burial, the ghost no longer returns.
And here is my favourite:
- In New York City, it is illegal to sell a house that is known to be haunted without telling the potential buyer. (Stuff like this can only happen in NYC. Love it)
Hope you enjoyed these little tid-bids. Next person in the blog chain is Claire Crossdale.
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