Spooky Information!

Pumpkin time and candy trick or treat night has just passed us by. Have you ever wondered how Halloween got started or where the tradition started?

  • Welsh and Celtic traditions believe the dead visit the living on October 31st….and let the haunting begin. They would were masks on that day so the spirits of the dead would not recognize them.
  • During the 1800’s, out in the heartland of America when the Harvest ended celebrations were held at the end of October usually. People dressed up in costumes, had hayrides, ate sweets and bobbed for apples to celebrate. Scaring and tricking people became a young adult prank at the celebrations.
  • At the turn of the century, cities were becoming overcrowded and Halloween became a time to let off steam by playing practical jokes and tricks on people. By the 1930’s these practical jokes began to get dangerous and serious damage was being done on Halloween. This is how “Trick or Treat”, the movement to have children go door to door and ask for candy began as a substitute for wild pranks and vandalism that was getting out of control in the cities across America.
  • Legends say if you see a spider on Halloween, it is the spirit of a loved one watching over you.
  • Jack o’ lanterns or carved pumpkins as they are known today, originated in Ireland where people put candles in hollowed-out turnips to keep away evil spirits and ghosts on the Samhain holiday
  • Can you believe that Halloween candy sales average about 2 billion dollars annually in the United States?
  • Legends say that bobbing for apples may have originated from a roman harvest festival that honors Pamona, the goddess of fruit trees.

 

Spooky Riddles!

I am a legend, and much known, 
I am often on my own 
Upon an animal I ride, all throughout the night 
Searching for a thing that I never had screwed on tight. 
With these hints, I ask of you, just what you think I am 
With the times of now, I guess for most, they wouldn't care a damn.

WHO AM I?

 

A being, I’m not, but you should know,

Why no one would come, to my show

Of course I’m spooky, we’ll leave it at that

But beware, for there are things here for a fact

I should warn thee, about those that are with me

They aren’t too friendly, to strangers you see

So beware my wrath, as you see to fits

Guess what I am, and alone I shall leave you…for a little bit.

WHO OR WHAT IS THIS?

 

I stay in one place and has to always work 
It just these damn pest that have me irked! 
I do my job, but not good enough, 
I guess that's the price for not being rough 
I hang around all day and night 
Often wishing I could get a damn person fright 
So what on earth could I be 
That needs to scare so desperately?

WHAT AM I?

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