Winter is coming and so is Halloween, so we thought of bringing you a list of top 10 Halloween facts and myths you didn’t know about. Halloween, correctly spelled as Hallowe’en is a day dedicated to candies, pranks and dressing up. Every year on this day spirit of Halloween is revived by millions of people around the world.
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That it is also a 6 billion dollar industry in America with 2 billion spent just on sweets. Chocolates being the highest selling ones. That’s a lot of candy! No wonder obesity rate in ‘Merica is so high. But let’s not be a buzzkill here and get right to the details about origin of Halloween. So behind all the festivities, has anyone ever wondered why do we celebrate this day the way we do? Let’s get started.
10. Tradition of Halloween Masks
The tradition of wearing masks has been influenced from the Celtics. They used to used a festival named “the festival of Samhain” which was celebrated at the end of summer and start of winter. One of the interesting Halloween facts on the origin is, that, during the time summer shifts to winter, there is a very thin line between the living world and the dead.
But why wear masks?
Their belief also listed that the dead could easily pass through and bring terror into the world of living. Thus, to prevent them from recognizing the living and to scare them off, they used to wear scary Halloween masks and cloaks. Adding to the Halloween facts is renaissance period from Italy. That’s when the rich picked it up as their own tradition. It was molded in a way that the rich would wear masks to protect their identities and mingle in the public celebrations. Bless their souls, for they brought about a trend of regal masks and glorious gowns.
9. Dance off For The Treats
The version of trick-or-treating that we today has changed a lot since the day it first started. We will be discussing a couple of those version throughout this article. Next on our list of Halloween facts and myths, we discovered that some historians link the idea of trick-or-treat to mumming. It is referred to an act where people in costumes go door to door and dance in order to get treats. The better the dance, the better treats you will get. Our research on Halloween facts is good news for dancing enthusiasts out there. This might be your chance to re-live the history. As well as to bring out that skill and have treats while you are at it.