Brief History of Halloween

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Just where did Halloween come from anyways?

Halloween, better known in parts of the world and in history as All Hallow’s Eve has been around for centuries but as with everything else, the holiday has evolved some. Today’s traditions involve trick-or-treating, haunted houses visits, carving pumpkins, bonfires and even costume parties. But that wasn’t always the case.

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Halloween’s Haunted Attractions – Behind the Scenes

Posted in General on June 20th, 2011
Haunted house

Halloween is about everything scary. Actually, it is about more than simply scary. It is about terror and horror and fright. At least that’s the point of a haunted Halloween attraction. Halloween sees a large number of attractions that are designed to be scary and to elicit screams from those who dare to take part in them. Halloween attractions come in a wide variety of forms, including the ever-popular haunted house, haunted hay rides, and corn mazes, forests, and pumpkin patches, which can also be haunted. These fantastic Halloween attractions have become so popular in the past 20 years that it has become a multi-million dollar industry. It appears people just love being scared out of their wits. There was a time when the haunted house was held as nothing more than a fund raiser. This was a simple day or weekend event that had people donating and then enjoying …

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Halloween Superstitions

Posted in General on June 20th, 2011
Black cat

Beware of a black cat on Halloween night Superstitions are beliefs that have generally been around for centuries and they are beliefs that seem to be based on no knowledge or logic. Many, if not all of them are from times long ago and they are generally based on luck, magic, and spiritual beings. Halloween is one time of the year that has many superstitions associated with it. There are superstitions that are connected to the dead and death, to the future, and to luck and fortune or the opposite. You might wonder if anyone today still believes in these old superstitions. Indeed many do, both in the UK and in North America. Let’s take a look at some of them. Many Halloween superstitions are centered on death. The death superstitions include: If you are walking on Halloween night and you hear footsteps behind you you shouldn’t turn around because …

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The Haunting History of Halloween

Posted in General on June 9th, 2011
Trick or treat?

Trick or treat? We all know Halloween, October 31st, the night of ghoulish fiends, trick-or-treating, and costume parties galore. Amongst all this scary fun people might wonder where this tradition began. Halloween has a fascinating history that is long and varied and begins way back in Celtic times. The traditional Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-en), was considered to be the Celtic New Year and it holds the very roots of the modern-day tradition of Halloween. It was at this time that the Celts were wrapping up their harvest season and preparing for winter. This was also the day that these people believed that the veil between the world of the living and the world of the dead was at its thinnest, allowing the spirits of the dead to pass through into the living world. Costumes tradition The tradition of wearing costumes is tied up in this belief that the …

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