Happy Halloween to you all!
I’m so excited for this fun, sweet treat holiday!
Aside from the commercial aspect of things, did you know that Halloween actually began as a way to welcome fall harvest and celebrate the season change? Of course, like anything, there are so many other aspects of history that have played into what Halloween is today which is why I thought you might find these Halloween facts interesting – enjoy!
Fun Halloween Facts
- Halloween is said to have originated in Ireland.
- The very first Jack-o-lanterns were made from turnips.
- Jack-o-lanterns are supposedly named after a stingy man named Jack who was kicked out of both Heaven and Hell after tricking the devil several times and doomed to wander earth waving his lantern and leading others off their path.
- Trick or treating originates from a medieval Christian event called “Souling” in which the poor would wander door to door of wealthy homes asking for soul cakes in exchange for prayers.
- Harry Houdini died on Halloween.
- The pumpkin originated in Mexico around 9,000 years ago and is one of America’s oldest vegetables.
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