Facts about Halloween you never knew...

 

A little knowledge about Halloween

Halloween marked to be on October 31st. in our calendar but originally came from the Celts. Samhain was the day when the gate opened between two worlds so the spirits could come and go. They ware costumes made out of animal skin, skulls and masks to scare the ghosts away, even today some traditions are required to leave food and light candles for the death.

But mostly just trick or treat, dress up and celebrate, at least in America.

A few interesting facts about Halloween what yo don't know. 

“Souling” is a medieval Christian precursor to modern-day trick-or-treating. On Hallowmas (November 1), the poor would go door-to-door offering prayers for the dead in exchange for soul cakes.

Harry Houdini was one of the most famous and mysterious magicians who ever lived. Strangely enough, he died on Halloween night as a result of appendicitis.

According to consumer federation numbers in 2010 an average person spent  $66.28 —which would be a total of approximately $5.8 billion—on Halloween costumes and sweets.  That’s up from $56.31 in 2009 and brings spending back to 2008 levels.

Halloween is thought to have originated around 4000 B.C., which means Halloween has been around for over 6,000 years.

Irish immigrants brought the Halloween traditions to America, the name comes from  the Irish folktale Stingy Jack who invited the Devil to have a drink with him but he had no money to pay for the drinks, he convinced the Devil to turn himself into a coin so he could pay for the drinks, Jack decided to keep the coin and put into his pocket next to a silver cross which prevented the Devil to change back to his original form. He freed the Devil eventually but under the condition that he won't take his soul when he dies.

Later he fooled the Devil again to pick a fruit from a tree when the Devil climbed up to the tree he carved a cross into the bark so the Devil could not come down until he promised Jack that he wouldn't bother him for ten years. Looks like Jack was a tricky guy and loved freebies :)

It’s unclear whether black cats are actually sacrificed around Halloween, but various animal shelters refuse to let people adopt these cats in the lead-up to the holiday.

And just when you thought it couldn’t get any spookier, the Human Slinky costume can be found on eBay for a cute little price of $1 million dollars! Happy Halloween, you better dress up sooner and rob a bank.

 

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