By Paul Andrews
This booklet is a short learn jam-packed with Spooky evidence on Halloween. are you aware the place the identify comes from? What occurs if a bat flies over your place thrice? discover those proof and extra during this publication!
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Before trick or treating, another practise was ‘souling’ in which people went knocking door to door offering prays for the dead and often receiving ‘soul cakes’ from the home owners Ireland is believed to by the very first place to celebrate and the birthplace of Halloween The scarecrow which is often seen at Halloween is said to be based on the harvest roots of the celebration The total spend in the USA alone for Halloween is in excess normally of $6billion Halloween is believed to have been around in one form or another for around 6000 years In China they celebrate Halloween with the “Lantern Festive”, in which lanterns in the shape of dragons and other animals are hang around the home In Hong Kong it is known as the “Festival of the hunger ghosts” and food is left out for the spirits People often wear masks on Halloween which they believe will stop the spirits of the dead from recognising them Halloween is second only to Christmas as the most successful commercially celebrated festival The celebrated magician Harry Houdini died on Halloween in 1926 The name “pumpkin” originally comes from the Greek word “pepon,” which means a large melon.
It is believed the sign of a werewolf is that of a longer middle finger, a unibrow, and hairy palms... The film Halloween was made in just 21 days with a very small budget There are no words which rhyme with orange, the colour of Halloween, in the dictionary It is believed that if you stare into a mirror at midnight you will see the face of your future spouse over your shoulder Some people believe staring into a flame on Halloween will allow you to be able to see into the future It is said that if a bat flies around your house three times in succession, it is a sign of death coming to the home People say you must NEVER turn around if you hear footsteps behind you on Halloween, as it may be DEATH himself coming for you In England it is thought that WHITE cats not black ones are unlucky on Halloween “Samhain” was the term originally used by the Irish to name Halloween Some people believe that originally human sacrifices were made on Halloween thousands of years ago Whilst in modern times Halloween is all about ghosts and ghouls, originally the festival celebrated the spirits of loved ones lost to death In Mexico, Mexicans celebrate Halloween as “The Day of the Dead” (El Dia de los Muertos) Some of the pumpkins people use are very large.
Trick or Treat, is a custom in which children go knocking from door to door asking for either a treat which is normally a sweet, or if the house owner does not give a treat the children play a trick on the owner. Apple bobbing is a game often played at this time, which involves apples floating in water and the participate having to pick them up using only their teeth and mouth. Candy or Toffee apples are often eaten at this time of year Halloween is always celebrated on the 31st of October of each year The first jack o’lanterns were carved out of turnips not pumpkins It is believed that the traditional colours of black and orange at this time comes from the colour of harvests and autumn for orange, and death for black.