With Halloween fast approaching, most people search about facts on Halloween to generate ideas on creating candies, costumes, and party themes. Some people consider it a weird night where spirits wander the earth freely while others like it and wait for it throughout the year. Halloween is also known by the other names like Samhain, All Hallowtide, The Day of the Dead, Feast of the Dead.
But the real fact is that, how much do you really know about Halloween? Do you even know, how did it become this way? Why are children and teens encouraged to run around the neighborhood threatening tricks? As Hallow’s Eve approaches, learn weird facts on Halloween that most people didn’t know. You might be surprised at what you find.
1. Halloween used to be a perfect day to find your soulmate
Since Halloween originated in Ireland, many rituals also followed their path to America. In some parts of Ireland Halloween considered as the best time to find your soulmate, thus people play romantic apple bobbing and fortune-telling games during this time.
Many young people followed this tradition and now these games are very popular in America. Like Valentine’s Day, Halloween also considered as a perfect day to spend time with your sweetheart.
2. A full moon on Halloween is extremely rare
Among all Weird Facts On Halloween, this one is what everybody expects to happen each year. Most people wish to see the full moon on Halloween as its common in Halloween decorations and horror movie but the fact is that the next full moon on Halloween won’t occur until 2020. Past full moon was back in 2001 and before that, it was in 1955. So don’t expect to see it every year.
3. Black cats adoption around Halloween
Many believe that black cats are actually sacrificed around Halloween. That’s not true completely but still, some animal shelters refuse to let people adopt black cats during this period of the year.
These types of superstition facts are pretty common a few years ago but these days we don’t hear too much about these types of incidents. Nowadays many shelters are actually promoting these cats with extra discounts during Halloween weekend.
4. Halloween referred as “Cabbage Night”
Cabbage Night referred to Scottish fortune-telling game where cabbage stumps were used by girls to predict their future husbands. But with time teens skipped the game and started throwing cabbages at their neighbor’s houses. Later this became considered as a fun game, in late 19th century America, country boys play games like throwing cabbage, corn and rotten vegetables.
5. Silly String is banned in Hollywood on October 31
If you are a silly string fan then make sure to stay far away from Hollywood on Halloween. In 2004, a ban on this toy was created and enforced on Oct 31. So it’s better to stay away from this toy or else you will have to pay a fine of $1,000.
6. One of the oldest celebrations in the world
Halloween is one of the oldest celebrations in the world, it actually was a pagan holiday honoring the dead. Halloween also recognized as the 3rd biggest party day after Super Bowl Sunday and New Year’s. More than 93 percent of children go trick-or-treating each year.