Friday, October 4, 2013
1. Black and Orange are typical Halloween colors. Orange is a symbol of strength and endurance as well as a color of the Harvest. Black is typically a symbol of death and darkness and reminds us that Hallowe'en is a festival that marks the boundary between Life and Death.
2. According to legend, if you see a spider on Hallowe'en, it's actually the spirit of a loved one watching over you.
3. It's actually very rare for a full moon to occur on Hallowe'en. Although, it's predicted to occur on 10/31/2020
4. The word 'witch' comes from the Olde English wicce, meaning wise woman.
5. The first mention of trick-or-treating in print in North America occurred in 1927 in Blackie, Alberta, Canada
6. In the UK white cats are thought to bring bad luck
7. Got leftover candy? Hard candy lasts for a year, while chocolate can last up to two years.
8. Barmbrack used to be a traditional food eaten on Halloween. The bread contained objects baked into it and was used as a sort of fortune-telling game.
9. Boston, MA holds the record for the most Jack O'Lanterns lit at once - 30, 128.
10. During Samhain, bones of cattle were thrown into the lit fires - hence the name bone-fire became bonfire.
Posted by Jeanne at 1:30 AM