In today's society, Halloween is associated with creepy movies, dressing up in funny costumes and collecting sweets or buying sweets. But many do not know that there are many unusual facts about the holiday and its creation. Halloween was not always a day for sweets.
Thanks to the Catholics
"Hallowmas" was a three-day Catholic holiday where the saints were worshiped and prayed for the deceased. "Hallowmas" then evolved into "All Hallow's Eve" (still celebrated today) and then decided on "Halloween". In the 11th century, it was decided that the celebration would last from October 31st to November 2nd. "Hallowmas"
Thanks also to the Celts
The Irish Celts were responsible for turning the traditional Catholic holiday into a horror-oriented day and dressing in costumes. The Celts believed that the holiday was a time when the dimension wall between our world and the paranormal world opened and spirits roamed the earth. Celts wore costumes and masks to fend off these evil spirits. But now it's fun to wear costumes with your friends.
The Jack of "Jack-o'-Lanterns"
It would be unusual to combine Halloween without pumpkins. But originally pumpkin lanterns were carved from turnips, turnips and potatoes. The Celtic folk tale told the story of a farmer named Jack, who played pranks on the devil. His punishment was forced to wander agony with a burning piece of coal. Jack took the coal and turned a turnip into a lantern. But during the 19ththCentury roasted potatoes, instead Americans used pumpkins. The rest is history.
Teenagers love to play pranks, and the same goes for Halloween. For many years, the holiday was referred to as a "cabbage night" because teens would be happy to throw cabbage, corn and other rotten vegetables on the property of their neighbors. That's why many people do not like the holiday; They could not handle a simple trick.
Many people get extra superstitious around Halloween, If they see black cats, spiders or bats, they assume something terrible will happen. But as it turns out, these symbols are not random should to be handled with care. All three Symbos have connections to Wicca and witches and are associated with bad luck. Be careful the next time you see a black cat!