It’s Almost All Hallows’ Eve!

In Seasons, Traditions, Uncategorized

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays in the US and I look forward to it every year. I really cannot write anything that has not already been written about Halloween or why I like it so much, so I thought it might be interesting to tell you a few fun facts. Here we go!

Did you know the hallowed out pumpkin we carve and put lights inside was originally a turnip?

Did you know the celebration of Halloween was forbidden among the early colonists?

And a full moon on Halloween is very, very rare…

Believe it or not, dressing up in costumes was once a way to hide from ghosts.

It is believed that if you see a spider on Halloween, it is the spirit of a loved one watching over you.

86% of Americans decorate their homes to celebrate Halloween.

Cats have always had a permanent place in Halloween folklore.

Halloween is the second largest consumer holiday in the U.S. Can you guess which one is the first?

I hope you enjoyed my little bit of trivia about Halloween. Hope you have a safe night tomorrow and Happy Samhain (that’s the name of the Pre-Christian Celtic festival that later evolved into the Halloween we know today)!

Maite

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