Some Lesser-known Halloween Facts
Finally, it’s here!
Once again, the kids will be ringing the doorbells and asking the same question- Trick or treat?
It’s not only about the treats it also about the spooky costumes, eating delicious cookies, candies, and chocolate full of pumpkin flavor. It doesn’t matter whether you are a kid, a parent, or an elder person all that matters is that you are up for some fun. Halloween is the day for munchkins to dress up and go trick-and-treating, and for parents’ it’s an excuse for more shopping.
Halloween is celebrated in almost every part of the world.
Today we will be sharing some lesser-known facts about Halloween.
- Halloween is assumed to be originated around 2000 years ago in Ireland.
- It takes place on the last day of October.
- The word Halloween literally means “hallowed evening,” and was previously known as All Hallows’ Eve. All Hallows’ Eve (October 31) and All Saints’ Day (November 1) both paid homage to saints (“hallows” = saints). The name eventually shortened to “Halloween.
- Apart from Christmas, Halloween is the second most commercial holiday in the US.
- If you are afraid of Halloween? Then probably you suffer from Samhainophobia – the fear of Halloween.
- The owl is a popular Halloween image.
- The Guinness World Record for Heaviest Pumpkin, held by Mathias Willemijns from Belgium for a 2,624.6-pound pumpkin.
- Black and orange colors represent Halloween. Orange represents strength and endurance. Black is a symbol of death and darkness and acts as a reminder that Halloween once was a festival that marked the boundaries between life and death.
- Along with brown and gold, it stands for the harvest and autumn.
- Scarecrows are a popular Halloween fixture that symbolizes the ancient agricultural roots of the holiday.
- According to the tradition, if a person wears their clothes inside out and then walks backward on Halloween, there is a possibility that they might see a witch at midnight
- The longest haunted house in the world is “Factory of Terror” in Canton, Ohio.
- It is considered that if a child is born on Halloween they posse the ability to talk to spirits.
- Pumpkins are classified as a fruit, not as a vegetable.
- The word “witch” originated from the Old English wicce, meaning “wise woman.”
- According to popular belief, witches held one of their two main meetings, or sabbats, on Halloween night.
- Don’t be scared if you see a spider on Halloween: This is believed that they are the spirit of a deceased loved one who is watching over you.
Hope you enjoyed some lesser-known Halloween facts. Don’t forget to share it with your kids, friends, and family.
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Wonderful website. Lots of useful information here. Melisenda Ryan Canning
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