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Interesting & Weird Facts About Halloween

Did you know that there are more than 2 million people who celebrate Halloween each year? Read on for some interesting fun facts about Halloween!

Halloween is a time for costumes, candy, and of course, ghost stories. But did you know there’s more to this spooky holiday than meets the eye? From its olden roots to modern traditions, Halloween is a holiday rich in history and filled with mystery.

This supernatural celebration has a long history; most people love celebrating this occasion. But do you know how Halloween came into being and why it is associated with black catsowls, and bats? Let’s dive into the fascinating facts about Halloween and discover the secrets behind this creepy celebration.

  • Halloween initially originated in Ireland. In this country, people probably use this occasion to play fortune-telling games and to predict their love.
  • “Halloween” is a short term for “Hallows’ Eve” or “Hallows’ Evening,” which was the evening before All Hallows’ (holy day).
  • Halloween is the second highest-grossing commercial holiday after Christmas.
  • Halloween is thought to have been initiated around 4000 B.C., which reveals that Halloween has been celebrated for over 6,000 years.
  • The tradition of wearing scary costumes comes from the ancient Celts. These people believed that dressing like a demon would confuse or hold off the evil spirits who came out on the streets during the Samhain (it is probably a Gaelic festival that starts at the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the “darker half” of the year).
  • The owl is considered a famous image on Halloween because, in ancient times, it was supposed to be part of witches, and if they heard its voice, it meant someone was about to die.
  • Trick or treat also comes from the Celtic tradition. They place food outside their houses to call upon the devils and spirits.
  • Samhainophobia is the term used to describe the fear of Halloween.
  • Orange and Black colour are most associated with Halloween because orange is a symbol of strength and fortitude, and, along with brown and gold, it represents harvest season. On the other hand, Black is typically a symbol of death and darkness. This colour acts as a reminder that Halloween once was a festival that manifests the boundaries between life and death.
  • According to a survey, almost 50% of children prefer to have chocolates as Halloween treats. 24% of them like candy, and only 10% would like to have gum.
  •  Scottish girls believed that if they hung wet sheets in front of the fire on Halloween, they could see images of their future husbands.
  • According to ancient tradition, if a person wears his clothes inside out and starts walking in a backward direction on Halloween, he could be able to see a witch.
  •  Although studies have revealed that full moons connect with Halloween, the full moon is rarely seen on Halloween. The recent Halloween full moons appeared in 1955, 1974, and 2020. It is expected that on Oct 31, 2039, there will be a full moon Halloween.
  • The giant pumpkin ever grown was about 2702 pound, and, Stefano Cutrupi the pumpkin creator, also have their name written in the Guinness world record.
  • Scarecrows, known as a popular Halloween fixture, represent the ancient agricultural roots of the holiday.

As Halloween continues to evolve, it is important to remember its roots and pay homage to its historical and cultural significance. From carving pumpkins to decorating homes with spooky themes, Halloween provides an opportunity to come together with friends and family and celebrate the magic of the season.

Whether you prefer a classic scare or a more light-hearted celebration, Halloween has something for everyone. So, let’s embrace the holiday, have fun, and create memories that will last a lifetime!

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Abhishek Pratap Singh
Abhishek Pratap Singh
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