How much do you know about the creepiest day of the year? Get in a spooky mood with our quiz. Trick or treat, what we have for you is pretty sweet.
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Halloween can trace its roots to the Druids of Ireland.
November 1 was New Year’s Day for the ancient Celtic Druids. They believed that on the night before, the spirits of all who died during the previous year would roam the Earth.
The Celts believed that the “Lord of the Dead” traveled the earth on Halloween. What was his name?
Lord Samhain was believed to return in order to collect the dead. He was sometimes referred to as the “Lord of Darkness” because he ruled over the dark winter months. Samhain translates as “summer’s end.”
Pumpkins originally came from Eastern Europe.
Pumpkins originated in Central America and over time spread to both North and South America. With early American colonization, European explorers discovered pumpkins, took seeds back to Europe and cultivated the crop there.
It’s believed that the French began the tradition of trick-or-treating.
Like the jack-o’-lantern, the tradition of trick-or-treating is thought to have its roots in Ireland. In preparation for Halloween, Irish men and women would go door to door in their neighborhoods gathering food for a huge town feast that would be held the following day.
Before they happened upon the pumpkin, the Irish carved jack-o’- lanterns out of what?
The Irish carved out turnips, potatoes and rutabagas and put small candles or coals inside. These jack-o’-lanterns were placed outside of their homes to ward off evil spirits.
In what country did Dia de los Muertos start?
Instead of trick-or-treating, the people of Mexico celebrate with traditions honoring the deceased and celebrating the lives they lived. These festivities take place on Dia De Los Muertos, or The Day of the Dead, on the 1st and 2nd of November.
In America, Halloween is second only to Christmas in holiday spending.
Halloween is big business. According to the National Retail Federation, total spending in 2016, that means money spent on candy, costumes and decorations, will reach $8.4 billion — an all-time high!
How much did the world’s largest pumpkin weigh?
The currently reigning world’s largest pumpkin weighed in at 2,323 pounds. The record was set on October 12, 2014 by Swiss grower Beni Meier in Ludwigsburg, Germany.
Ready for more records? The world record for the fastest pumpkin carving is 1 minute and 14 seconds.
That’s the old record. It was beaten on Oct. 31, 2013 by Stephen Clarke in New York. He beat his own record by carving a face into a pumpkin in 16.47 seconds.
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my friend doesn’t believe in Halloween and doesn’t celebrate it. i love it but i do understand why she wont do it. i think in our days though, Halloween isn’t understood by most people now becuase people celebrate it for their kids to get candy. HAPPY HALLOWEEN ABIGAL 😉
halloween is the best except clown’s on the 31st i see a clown i am running even though i do not like clown’s i love halloween i really love the scary stuff
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Halloween is one of the best holidays because it is the only time you get to dress up spooky.
I’ve recently done a PowerPoint about this at school and I thought I was an expert ,but am not at all !
I know right
cant wait till 31st
I LOVE HALLOWEEN
yes it is a good transpormation
It was intersting
Cyboards are innovative. One of us, on a college day, saw two being used yesterday on an Arkansas campus.
Would we purchase one? “Maybe.” “I would.” “If I had the money.” “Yeah!”
I hate Halloween, it makes my dentist rich.
It is scary and some people go overboard.
Movies and candy are cool though.
At least we can get a free burrito at Chiptole, but remember don’t ride a hover board in there.