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halloween

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    let's enter into the unknown world of ghosts and lets answer creepy questions
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  • who started Halloween?
    festival of Samhain
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  • why do we wear costumes in Halloween?
    The wearing of costumes at Halloween may come from the belief that supernatural beings, or the souls of the dead, roamed the earth at this time.
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  • how did Samhain become Halloween?
    The tradition originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. ...
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  • HOW DID WE GET FROM BONFIRES AND DEAD SAINTS TO PLASTIC MASKS AND CANDY CORN?
    Why, the Americans of course! But it didn't happen right away. Puritans in New England suppressed the superstitious holiday.
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  • WAIT, WHERE DO PUMPKINS FIT IT?
    Making vegetable lanterns can be traced back to Great Britain and Ireland, where carving turnips, beets and potatoes had been a fall tradition for many century.
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  • WHY DID PUMPKINS BEAT OUT TURNIPS, BEETS AND POTATOES?
    Pumpkins abounded in America and were much better for carving and illuminating than any of the aforementioned veggies.
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  • WHERE DOES CANDY CORN COME FROM?
    Like Christmas and the candy cane and Easter with its marshmallow Peeps, Halloween, too, has a signature sweet: the mysterious candy corn.
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  • In which country did Halloween originate?
    Ireland
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  • What was the name of Dracula’s sidekick?
    Renfield
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  • What does the name Dracula mean?
    Son of Devil
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  • What was Dracula’s real name?
    Vlad the Impaler
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  • According to superstition, if you stare into a mirror at midnight on Halloween, what will you see?
    Your future husband or wife
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  • Which vampire said, “Don’t be afraid. I’m going to give you the choice I never had.”
    Lestat (Interview with the Vampire)
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  • How many people were hanged during the Salem Witch Trials?
    First Lady Dolly Madison
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  • Pumpkins can be orange, white, green, or what other color?
    Blue
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  • Halloween was first celebrated by which ancient priests?
    Druids
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  • What day is Halloween?
    31 October
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  • Which fruit do we carve and use as lanterns on Halloween?
    Pumpkin
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  • Which animal is a witch’s best friend?
    Black cat
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