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Incredible Facts About Halloween you probably didn’t know before

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  • Halloween is the wrong spelling -The correct spelling of ‘halloween’ is actually ‘Hallowe’en’.
  • Celebrating Halloween dates back to many years before – Halloween celebrations date back 2000 years and were initially pagan celebrations.
  • ·There are different names for Halloween – Halloween is the most popular name for the event but it is in no way the only one. Over the whole world, it is known by these names -All Hallows Eve, Samhain, All Hallowtide,The Feast Of The Dead, All Saints Eve,El Dia de los Muertos and Haloween.
  • Origination of masks – The tradition of wearing masks comes from Welsh and Celtic traditions that state the dead visit the living on October 31st. The masks are planned to keep the dead from recognizing the living so that they don’t take them away to their lands.
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  • Ugly history – The ritual of Halloween mischief started to turn ugly in the 1930′s and a movement began to alternate kids going door to door for candy instead, which exists in the present times.
  • Bob the apple – Bobbing for apples started with a Roman tradition to honor the goddess Pamona, the goddess of fruit trees.
  • Jack-o-lanterns were originally turnips and not pumpkins – Jack-o-lanterns originated in Ireland as hollowed out turnips with candles placed in them to ward away the evil sprits.
  • Orange and Black colors – The color orange represents the harvest and the color black represents the darkness at Halloween.
  • Popularity of pumpkins for Jack-o-lanterns – About 99% of all pumpkins sold are used for jack-o-lanterns.
  • Black and white cats – In the US, black cats are believed to be bad luck, as they were thought to be subordinates of witches. In England, white cats are thought to be bad luck.
  • Halloween is one the most popular holidays – Halloween is the second most commercially successful holiday after Christmas.
  • Spiders are lucky – If you witness a spider on Halloween it is believed to be the spirit of a loved one looking over you.
  • Popularity of Halloween in the US -Halloween is the third biggest party day in the US behind New Years and Super Bowl Sunday.
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