Halloween, also known as Allhalloween is a celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October.
Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, attending Halloween costume parties, apple bobbing,carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns, playing pranks, divination games, visiting haunted attractions, telling scary stories,lighting bonfires and watching horror movies. As every creepy thing, Halloween has its strange facts and these are some of them.
1. Protecting from Evil Spirits
It’s believed that many of the Halloween traditions come from Samhain (ancient Gaelic Festival). One of them is the tradition to wear scary costumes. During the Celt’s era, people believed they will protect themselves from evil spirits if they are dressed like demons.
2. All Hallows Eve
Halloween is an Irish holiday, but in 11th century, the Christians tried to change it to a 3-day celebration and celebrate it from October 31st to November 2nd. All Hallow’s Eve is the name of the first night which later converts in Halloween.
Although the whole world celebrates the holiday and the creepy demons aren’t real, there are people who fear from Halloween. The medical term for this fear is Samhainophobia.
4. Jack’s Lantern
It’s believed that dead people’s souls are roaming the earth on that day. According to the legend, an old man was denied entrance to both – hell and heaven, because he used to play tricks on the devil. He was sentenced to wander the Earth and mislead people from their paths.
In old English, the word “witch” means “wise woman”. The Wiccan members were highly respected once and used to have two meetings per year. It’s believed that they’re making their Sabbats’ meeting exactly on Halloween.