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10 Facts People Don’t Know About Halloween

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It’s that time of the year again in October with everyone dressing for one holiday: Halloween. Every goes so hard on this day to either party, get candy or dress up as their favorite superheroes or characters from TV shows, movies and videogames. But check out these facts on what Halloween is all about according to Babbel.

1. Samhain

Halloween comes from Samhain, an ancient pagan festival celebrated by Celtic people. These festivals took place in  Britain, Ireland and northwestern France.

2. Wicce

The world Wicce stands for Witch, meaning wise woman. Back them these women were respected. The witches held meetings, known as sabbats, on Halloween night.

3.Trick or Treating

People though this was about candy from houses, but it’s much more than that. Trick or Treating began in Ireland and UK, where poor people went house to house for “souling,” which is small breads in exchange for praying. A little different now compare to what it was like back then.

4. Pumpkins

Pumpkins are viewed as being orange in public. In reality they can be green, white, red and gray. Maybe others should start to use those colors

5. How Much It Weights

The largest pumpkin in the world weighted 2,323 pounds. It’s very difficult to even see that pumpkin move.

6. New York City

In New York City, they have the Village Halloween Parade, US’s largest Halloween parade. About 50,000 and two million spectators visit this parade every year.

7. Around The World

People in others hometowns buy candles and flowers for All Saints Day, which is on Nov 1.

8. Animals

Most of the animals such as Black cats, spiders and bats are considerate Halloween symbols because of their historic ties to Wiccans. In the Middle Ages, these animals were thought to be companions of witches, and most of the time is bad luck. People in today’s world still see that.

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