Reputation for Halloween

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Reputation for Halloween

> Halloween’s origins date returning to the ancient Celtic (Irish) event of Samhain (pronounced sow-in); which was celebrated in the night of October 31st.

> The Celts thought that the ghosts of this lifeless returned to earth in addition to causing trouble and damaging crops; so that they wore costumes made of animal minds and skins, and attempted to inform each other’s fortunes to disguise themselves from the ghosts.

> Feralia bobbing” for apples that is practiced today on Halloween.

> In Europe, the first celebrations of Halloween included “play parties,” public events presented to celebrate the harvest, where neighbors would share stories regarding the lifeless, inform each other’s fortunes, party, and sing.

>When Irish immigrants came to America, they introduced their diverse Halloween customs together with them.

> When you look at the late 1800s, America molded Halloween into a getaway more about community and neighborly get-togethers, than about ghosts, pranks, and witchcraft.

> During the turn of this century, Halloween parties for both children and adults became the most common option to commemorate the day. Parties focused on games, foods associated with the season, and festive costumes.

>Taking from Irish and English traditions, trick-or-treating was a relatively affordable method for an entire community to talk about the Halloween party. Families could also stop tricks being played on it by providing the neighborhood children with small treats.

> Today, Americans invest an estimated $6.9 billion annually on Halloween, generating it the country’s second largest commercial holiday.

> The concept that we avoid crossing paths with black kitties, afraid that they might deliver us bad luck features its roots within the centre Ages, when many people thought that witches avoided detection by turning on their own into cats.

> Pumpkin carving is a popular part of modern America’s Halloween party. The practice originated from an Irish myth about a man nicknamed “Stingy Jack.”

>“Witch” originates from the Saxon word wicca which indicates ‘wise one’. Witches were considered to be wise sufficient to tell the long term.

>Orange and black became Halloween colors because tangerine is associated with harvests and black is associated with death.

When it comes to Record Books

> Growing big pumpkins is a huge-some time serious hobby. Top prize money when it comes to biggest huge pumpkin is as much as $25,000 bucks at fall festivals. The current world record for giant pumpkins is 1,446 pounds.
>Halloween is the 8th biggest card-sending event. There are more than 28 million Halloween cards sent each 12 months.

> Of all canned vegetables and fruit, pumpkin is the greatest supply of vitamin A. Simply a half-cup of this orange things has more than three times the recommended daily requirement.

> With an estimated $1.93 billion in candy sales, Halloween is the sweetest holiday associated with season (beating out Easter, Valentine’s Day, and Christmas). In reality, one quarter of the many candy sold every 12 months is purchased between September 15 and November 10.

> The world’s quickest time to carve a face into a pumpkin is 20.1 seconds, by David Finkle (UK), on October 7, 2010 (source: Guinness World Records)


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Michael Dagner
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Joe, never knew of all the tradition behind Halloween, or its historical significance, so thanks for sharing.  Thanks an awesome halloween photo!

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