By Isabelle Workman
1. Originally you had to dance for your treats. Costume wearing participants would go door to door, performing dances and songs in exchange for treats.
2. Halloween is more Irish than St. Patrick’s’ Day. Halloween’s origins come from a Celtic festival for the dead called Samhain. Celts believed the ghosts of the dead roamed the earth on this holiday so people would dress in costumes and leave treats on their front doors to appease the roaming spirits.
3. If you had been around for the earliest Halloween celebrations, you might have worn animal skins and heads.
4. Jack-o’-Lanterns were once made out of turnips, beets, and, potatoes before the pumpkin became the popular item to carve.
5. In some American towns, Halloween was originally referred to as Cabbage night. It came from a Scottish fortune telling game, when girls used cabbage stumps to predict information about their future husbands. In the late 19th century America, country boys reportedly rejoiced in throwing cabbage, corn, and old vegetables.
6. Studies have shown Halloween can make children act mischievously. One study found that an unsupervised group of costumed children in groups might be more likely to take more candy than they should.
Workman Law Firm wishes each and everyone of you a safe and Happy Halloween!