Friday, October 26, 2012

A Happy Haunted Halloween Hop to you.

Thank you for joining the Wild Rose Press this Halloween. Be watchful for the ghouls, ghosts and goblins wandering around the garden. We thought we’d share some Halloween trivial. Do you have an interesting fact about Halloween or do you have a unique Halloween tradition around your place?

Did you know…

…Both Salem, Massachusetts, and Anoka, Minnesota, are the self-proclaimed Halloween capitals of the world. But I think every city, town and community enjoys dressing up and trick-or-treating.

…Pumpkins also come in white, blue and green. But the first Jack-O-Lanterns were made from turnips.

…The Halloween color of orange is for the fall harvest and black represents darkness and death.

…That the first wrapped penny candy in the US was a Tootsie Roll.

…We love our sweets. Halloween candy sales average about 2 billion dollars annually in the United States.

…Snickers is the number one favorite with trick-or-treaters. However chocolate candy bars in general top the list as the most popular candy given out on Halloween.

…Bobbing for apples is beleived to have originated from the Roman harvest festival that honors Pamona, the goddess of fruit trees.

…If you see a spider on Halloween’s night, it is said to be the spirit of a dead loved one watching over you.

…In the 1978 movie Halloween the mask the character Michael Meyers wore, was actually a William Shatner Star Trek mask painted white.

…Samhainophobia is the fear of Halloween.

…The Village Halloween parade in New York City is the largest Halloween parade in the United States with over 50,000 participants and over 2 million spectators.

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NicDarienzo said...

The only thing on my mind as we head into Halloween is that super storm headed this way. I'm worried Mother Nature is going to play a very cold, wet windy trick on those of us in the northeast!

KyAnn said...

be safe Nic! my thoughts are with everyone on the East Coast. You're going to get what just passed through here. We have a lot of snow on the ground.

Christine Elaine Black said...

Here are a couple of amusing beliefs:
Scottish girls believed they would see image of their future husband if they hung wet sheets in front of the fire on Halloween. Other believed they might see their future beloved's face if they looked into a mirror while walking down stairs at midnight on Halloween.
I love these type of facts and they make me want to write a romance story... :):)

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

I have an Irish Halloween belief:
Irish folklore claims that if a girl places the sprig of a rosemary herb and a silver sixpence beneath her pillow on Halloween night, she will see her future husband in a dream.

Mackenzie Crowne said...

Hmmm. Sorry. I don't have any Halloween beliefs to share. To tell you the truth, I'm a little freaked out learning I've squashed dead loved ones who were just looking out for me.

Ugh! ;-)


angie said...

i just hope that the kids round us leave the elderly people alone and dont egg and flour them other than that i hope that the kids will be safe as they are going around trick or treating

Jean MP said...

Very interesting facts about Halloween, learn something new from your post.
Hope you have a Happy Halloween.
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Beckey said...

I am in its direct path of the Frankenstorm as the weather reporters are calling it (last year we got snow for Halloween-nice treats from mother nature)
Thanks for sharing the lsit

Happy Halloween


The Wild Rose Press said...

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