Thursday, October 23, 2014

Things Everyone Should Know About Halloween

Halloween is a fun holiday. And here are some things that everyone should know about Halloween. This one is for all of the trivia buffs out there.

1. Carved Turnips?

Did you know that jack-o-lanterns were not originally carved out of pumpkins. People in England actually began the tradition by carving turnips. Imagine spending an evening carving turnips.



2. Good Luck Spiders?

A lot of people are afraid of spiders. I know someone who will run the other way if they see one. But supposedly if you see a spider on Halloween it means that a loved one's spirit is watching out for you.




Picture courtesy of Kawaii Spider Stickers
 
 
 

 
3. Where did it come from?
 
Apparently, Saint Patrick's Day isn't the only fun filled holiday the Irish provided the world with. They are believed to be the first people to celebrate Halloween. Thanks to the Irish we have another day to party each year. I believe they can come with any reason to throw a party!
 
 
4. Money
 
Over 1.5 billion, yes that is billion with a b, is spent each year on Halloween costumes. That makes it the second biggest money generating holiday in our economy. Good luck to all those who want to do away with the festivities.
 
 
 
5. Anoka
 
Anoka, Minnesota is credited with being the first town in the United States to celebrate Halloween festivities. The reason was simple to put a stop to young people's pranks on Halloween. Imagine finding cows walking down the street because young people had set them loose.
 
 
 
So now all of you trivia buffs are ready to wow everyone at a Halloween party with useless knowledge.
 
 
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3 comments:

  1. wandering over from Oh My Heartsie. I did no about the turnips but not about Anorka, MN.
    where did you find big enough ones to carve?
    Faythe @ GrammyMouseTails

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  2. I just would have never thought of carving turnips? I guess anything is possible. I have enjoyed hosting with you this past month, has given e a chance to get to know you and your blog. I'll be watching your posts, I have you Bookmarked in my reader!!!! Happy Halloween!!!

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  3. Turnips? That's interesting and definitely had no idea. I didn't know any of this, these are some good trivia questions for Halloween. Great co-hosting with you this month at WW. Have a great Halloween!

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