posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 04:40 PM
I for one enjoy halloween. Living in the UK we seem to celebrate this less and less each year. As a youngster i felt the fear in the air, i was
scared!!! Times seemed to have changed nowadays though. As we are one day away i thought that we could share stories, experiences and talk about
everything to do with halloween and help me rekindle those frightening nights!
1) Halloween is one of the oldest celebrations in the world, dating back over 2000 years to the time of the Celts who lived in Britain
2)Halloween is correctly spelt as Hallowe’en.
3)When Christianity came to England and the rest of Europe, 1 November became All Saints Day - a day dedicated to all those saints who didn't have a
special day of their own. They performed a mass called 'All hallows mass' and the night before became known as All Hallows E'en and eventually
Hallowe’en or Halloween.
4)It is thought that the colours orange and black became Halloween colours because orange is associated with harvests (Halloween marks the end of
harvest) and black is associated with death.
5)Black cats were originally believed to protect witches' powers from negative forces.
6)To meet a witch, put your clothes on inside out and walk backwards on Halloween night.(can't say i have tried this one)