Orange and black are the colors of Halloween because orange is associated with the fall harvest and black is the color of darkness.
Welsh and Celtic traditions believe the dead visit the living on October 31st….and let the haunting begin. They would were masks on that day so the spirits of the dead would not recognize them.
Jack o’ lanterns or carved pumpkins as they are known today, originated in Ireland where people put candles in hollowed-out turnips to keep away evil spirits and ghosts on the Samhain holiday
Halloween is the 2nd most commercially successful holiday in America and the western culture, with Christmas being the first
Halloween candy sales average about 2 billion dollars annually in the United States
Legends say if you see a spider on Halloween, it is the spirit of a loved on watching over you
Holloween was referred to as All Hallows Eve and dates back to over 2000 years ago as a traditional pagan celebration
According to superstition if you stand in front of a mirror at midnight, you’ll see the reflection of your future spouse just over your left shoulder.
Gazing into the flame of a candle on Halloween night will allow you to see into the future.
If you hear footsteps behind you on Halloween night don’t turn around, for it may be Death himself! And to look him in the eye is a sure way to hasten your own demise.
You can sprinkle salt and oatmeal on your child’s head to keep him or her from being possessed.
Harry Houdini died on Halloween, in 1926 from peritonitis caused by a ruptured appendix.
Put your clothes on inside out and walk backwards on Halloween night to meet a witch.
If a bat flies around a house three times, it is considered to be a death omen.
Pumpkins also come in white, blue and green. Great for unique monster carvings!
10th July 2012
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