Halloween

31 Oct 2012

Halloween is celebrated in many countries around the world. Halloween is on the 31st October every year. The page features pictures, facts, info related to halloween and other scarey stuff.

Scary Looking Inflatable Jack O’Lantern – 3 ft tall

Image Credit: James Reppucci

Halloween Facts

  1. The first Jack O’Lanterns were actually made from turnips.
  2. Ireland is typically believed to be the birthplace of Halloween.
  3. Scarecrows are a popular Halloween fixture. They  symbolize the ancient agricultural roots of the holiday.
  4. Halloween or Hallowe'en as itr really out to be spelt, is a contraction of 'All Hallows Evening', the night before All Hallows' (or All Saints') Day.
  5. Fear of Halloween began as athe Celtic feast of Samhain.
  6. Bobbing for apples at Halloween has its origins in the late-October Roman feast of Pomona, the goddess of fruit, whose symbol was the apple.
  7. "If English and American children like ot dress up as witches and devils on one noght of the year that is not a problem" (Father Gangriele Amorth, Vatican exorcist).
  8. A couple from the town of Hell, Michigan, won $115,001 on Halloween day lottery draw in 2007.
  9. Filming for Halloween took place in spring when it was very difficult finding pumkins.
  10. The furthesxt a pumkin has ever been shot from a cannnon is 5,545.43 feet.
  11. The Irish and Scots orignally carved turnips at Halloween. The Americans introduced pumkins as they are easier to carve.

Halloween Movies

Halloween has featured in many famous movies. One of the most famous is 'Halloween' (1978), directed by John Carpenter.

Halloween Pictures

Halloween House Moon Picture.

Halloween House Moon Picture

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