Posted by: Kathy Temean | October 31, 2019

Ten Happy Halloween Facts You May Not Know

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

AMBERIN HUQ: Amberin was featured on Illustrator Saturday. Click here to view. 

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BELOW ARE TEN THINGS YOU MAT NOT KNOW ABOUT HALLOWEEN

1. Halloween is thought to have originated from which Celtic harvest festival, called Samhain.

2. Trick-or-treating has origins in the Scottish and Irish tradition of guising. Typically, children would dress in costume and, after getting a treat of coins, fruits, or nuts, would perform a trick in return, usually a song, dance, or even a joke.

3. The tradition of dressing in costume came from a fear of ghosts.

4. Folklore says, if a girl placed an apple she’d bobbed under her pillow, she would dream of her future soulmate.

5. The specific phobia of Halloween is called samhainophobia. It is defined as a persistent fear of Halloween, despite knowing there is no danger.

6. The mask worn by Michael Myers in the Halloween films was based on the face of William Shatner.

7. Vlad the Impaler influenced the creation of Count Dracula.

8. Most modern fiction describes werewolves as vulnerable to silver weapons, particularly silver bullets.

9. Jack-o’-lanterns were originally made using turnips.

10. Americans spent over 2 billion dollars in 2018 on Halloween candy.

AMBERIN HUQ: Amberin was featured on Illustrator Saturday. Click here to view. 

ANNE LAMBELET: Anne was featured on Illustrator Saturday. Click here to view.

ARIS FALEGOS: Aris was featured on Illustrator Saturday. Click here to view.

BRANDON JAMES SCOTT: Brandon was featured on Illustrator Saturday. Click here to view.  

KHOA LE: Khoa was featured on Illustrator Saturday. Click here to view.

MARTY KELLEY: Marty was featured on Illustrator Saturday. Click here to view.

MARTY KELLEY: Marty was featured on Illustrator Saturday. Click here to view.

NOEL ILL: Noel was featured on Illustrator Saturday. Click here to view

NOEL ILL: Noel was featured on Illustrator Saturday. Click here to view

APRIL HARTMANN: April was featured on Illustrator Saturday. Click here to view

WILL TERRY: Will was featured on Illustrator Saturday. Click here to view.

WILL TERRY: Will was featured on Illustrator Saturday. Click here to view.

DAVID LORENZO: David was featured on Illustrator Saturday. Click here to view. 

 

ROMINA GALOTTA: Romina was featured on Illustrator Saturday. Click here to view

ROMINA GALOTTA: Romina was featured on Illustrator Saturday. Click here to view

TARA J. HANNON: Tara was featured on Illustrator Saturday. Click here to view.

CHIARA FEDELE: Chiara was featured on Illustrator Saturday. Click here to view.

MARTY KELLEY: Marty was featured on Illustrator Saturday. Click here to view.

HAVE A GREAT, SPOOKY Halloween!

Talk tomorrow,

Kathy


Responses

  1. I love these and thank you for sharing them, Kathy. happy halloween –

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  2. Thank you for sharing these fabulous illustrations and fun Halloween facts! 🙂

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  3. What a fun post! Michael Meyers mask does look like William Shatner! I never noticed that before. Happy Halloween to you. Thanks for this.

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  4. These pictures are amazing!

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