A few different stories exist about the origin of the Jack O' Lantern and carved pumpkin face. Some are grisly and some are funny. This Hub presents one version that might raise the hair on the back of your neck, with an other about a man that wanted to become a pumpkin in year and came close to...
The black dog howls...the wind whispers in the trees...the leaves crackle underfoot. It's All Hallows Eve. Here are some creepy traditions our ancestors upheld in ancient times up to present day.
Halloween Lanterns Halloween is a popular holiday; a time to celebrate the sinister, to play tricks, dress up and have fun. It is also a much more ancient festival than many of us realise, and the unbroken traditions can be traced back...
There is a direct connection between the modern celebration of Halloween and the ancient Celtic mysteries of the British Isles
Halloween wasn't always about kids, dress-up or candy. It has a rich and interesting history steeped in ancient pagan traditions and lore.
The fear of Halloween, known as Samhainophobia, can be extremely debilitating. Learn the symptoms, causes and strategies to overcome this common, but not often talked about, phobia.
Why are ghosts and witches associated with Halloween. Plus some good scary quotes
The roots of carved pumpkins or Jack O Lanterns lie in ancient Celtic, pagan religious traditions.
Then would I never tire, Janet, In Elfish land to dwell, But aye, at every seven years, They pay the tithe to hell; And I am so fat and fair of flesh, I fear 'twill be mysell.
Black cats were not a part of the ancient Celtic festival that became today's Halloween. Yet today black cats are a major Halloween symbol along with Jack-O-Lanterns and witches.