The Halloween party is an Anglo-Saxon tradition that has already broken borders and is celebrated in different parts of the planet. Children from all over the world disguise themselves during the night of the deceased and go out to ask for sweets for their neighborhood. It is possible that, despite
The Halloween party is an Anglo-Saxon tradition that has already broken borders and is celebrated in different parts of the planet. Children from all over the world disguise themselves during the night of the deceased and go out to ask for sweets for their neighborhood.
It is possible that, despite celebrating the party, your children do not know these curious things about Halloween. They are curious facts that you can tell your children about this celebration.
Curious facts you do not know about Halloween to tell your children
1. The Halloween party we celebrate today is a combination of celebrations of different cultures and religions that have been combined throughout history. Among them the ancient Celtic celebration Samhain, the Roman Feralia party in honor of the dead and the Catholic tradition of All Saints' Day.
2. Why is it typical to dress up? It is a tradition that arises in the Celtic people as a way of hiding from the spirits that they believed returned at this time of the year. They wore masks and costumes so that the ghosts would think they were too.3. Formerly, pumpkins were not emptied and turned into lanterns, they did it with turnips.
And that is, the traditional Celtic story of Jack O'Lantern speaks of a carved turnip in which a little charcoal was lit to illuminate. When Irish and Scottish came to America, the pumpkin was more available than the turnips and so the current lantern pumpkins were born. 4. The typical "trick or treat" of Halloween comes from a medieval custom in England. In the celebration of the Day of All Souls, "souling", the poor people knocked on the doors of the houses asking for food
in exchange for saying prayers for the dead relatives. 5 . The Halloween story also includes romances and loves.
And, the Scottish girls hung damp sheets in front of the fire to know who would be their future husband according to the images that were formed. They also used to peel an apple at midnight on a single strip and throw it over his shoulder. They thought that the strip would fall forming a letter, which would be the initial of her future husband. En 6. On Halloweenit is decorated with orange because it is the color of the leaves in autumn and also in black because it is the typical color associated with death. They are two colors that have been used for years to decorate the Halloween party.
7. The Halloween party is the time of year that the most candy is consumed in the United States . Children and adults can not help but succumb to the pleasure of eating sweets.
8. Black cats are very much associated with the symbolism of Halloween, however, in the United Kingdom it is the white cats that are related to bad luck.