One of the most elaborate holidays around the world (after Christmas) is the spooky festival of Halloween. Besides, it is also one of the most exciting festivals around the world which is celebrated with great fervor. Special costumes for kids, inspired art and craft ideas for gifting and decoration purpose, Halloween theme decoration for the room and so much more to get excited about!
The Champa Tree wishes you all a very Happy Halloween and shares some strange but true facts related to the history of the Halloween festival. So, one of the things to do this weekend is to rejoice the festival with your family by telling each other these strange facts full of spooky-ness.
The word “witch” comes from the Old English saying meaning “wise woman.” In fact, wiccan were highly respected people at one time. According to popular belief, witches held one of their two main meetings, or sabbats, on Halloween night.
The owl is a popular Halloween image. In Medieval Europe, owls were thought to be witches and to hear an owl’s call meant someone was about to die.
Ireland is typically believed to be the birthplace of Halloween.
Black and orange are typically associated with Halloween. Orange is a symbol of strength and endurance and, along with brown and gold, stands for the harvest and autumn. Black is typically a symbol of death and darkness and acts as a reminder that Halloween once was a festival that marked the boundaries between life and death.
Trick-or-treating evolved from the ancient Celtic tradition of putting out treats and food to placate spirits who roamed the streets at Samhain, a sacred festival that marked the end of the Celtic calendar year.
Scarecrows, a popular Halloween fixture, symbolize the ancient agricultural roots of the holiday.
Halloween has variously been called All Hallows’ Eve, Witches Night, Lamswool, Snap-Apple Night, Samhaim, and Summer’s End.
Information source: facts.randomhistory.com