6 More Halloween Facts You Didn’t Know
To a people … who … believe in genii, ghosts, goblins, and those terrific things that ‘go bump in the night’ get a flash light…
Headless Horseman: Hello kind woodland creatures…
Red Robin: Pumpkin Seed – yum.
Squirrel: Winter Stuffing
Rabit: Pumpkin Pie – Yum.
Caption: Anger Therapy Ultimately Vanquished the Headless Horseman.
7. Halloween Fact: Halloween was influenced by the ancient Roman festival Pomona, which celebrated the harvest goddess of the same name. Many Halloween customs and games that feature apples (such as bobbing for apples) and nuts date from this time. In fact, in the past, Halloween has been called San-Apple Night and Nutcrack Night
8. Halloween Fact: In many countries, such as France and Australia, Halloween is seen as an unwanted and overly commercial American influence.
9. Halloween Fact: Candy Corn invented by Herman Goelitz Confectionary Co. known as Jelly Belly today makes 35 million pounds of it yearly.
10. Halloween Fact: Samhainophobia is the fear of Halloween. Celtic word Samhain, meaning “summer’s end” or “Hallows Eve” and Phobia meaning fear. Samhainophobia like many fears have different underlying triggers, but some common factors. For example, the fear of Halloween could be a negative or traumatic experience related to the Holiday or the events on that day or the death theme in general.
Dig Deeper See: The Fear of Halloween: Do You Have Samhainophobia?
11. Halloween Fact: While it is true Halloween is not mentioned in the Bible, the practices associated with the Holiday are detestable and abhorrent to God. Example: Deuteronomy 18:10-12 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
10 No one shall be found among you who makes a son or daughter pass through fire, or who practices divination, or is a soothsayer, or an augur, or a sorcerer, 11 or one who casts spells, or who consults ghosts or spirits, or who seeks oracles from the dead. 12 For whoever does these things is abhorrent to the Lord; it is because of such abhorrent practices that the Lord your God is driving them out before you.
Various towns around the country have age limits for trick-or-treaters, but the policies are hardly uniform. Most rules, like the one Belleville, Illinois, enacted in 2008, cap the trick-or-treating age at 12. Once you hit those golden teenage years, the free candy gravy train goes off the tracks. ~ http://mentalfloss.com/article/29051/are-teenage-trick-or-treaters-breaking-law
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European Pumpkin Championship (2017). Newsweek.com. Retrieved on October 27, 2017, from http://www.newsweek.com/world-record-pumpkin-mathias-willemijns-680566
Other Dig Deeper Reading You May Enjoy:
Stewart, C. (2017). 6 More Halloween Facts You Didn’t Know. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 21, 2017, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/humor/2017/10/halloween-fact-you-didnt-know/