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7 Facts you didn't know about Halloween
Facts about Halloween
What you didn’t know about Halloween.
As Halloween ‘’nears’’ here are some facts about Halloween that you don’t know.
Pumpkin Lanterns/Jack O’Lanterns were made originally from turnips, potatoes and beets
In Ireland and Scotland people began to make their own version of Jack o’ Lanterns by carving terrifying faces to scare off ‘’Stingy Jack’’ (See more about Stingy Jack here) In England they used beetroot. When they settled in the USA they bought this tradition along with them, but when they arrived they found out pumpkins made perfect Jack o’ Lanterns.
The word “witch” comes from the Old English wicce, meaning “wise woman.”
Do you have a phobia of Halloween?
Halloween is the only celebration with a clinical phobia called ‘’Samhainophobia’’
Dressing up for Halloween comes from the Celts
How recent is trick or treating?
Trick-or-treating has been around for ages, in fact it's been around since the 1800s and used to be known as ''Souling'' in Great Britain and Ireland, It was only introduced into North America in the 1920s.
What was Halloween originally?
It originally began as a Pagan Festival honouring the dead.
Where did apple bobbing begin?
Apple Bobbing began/originated in Britain.