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witch

The word “witch” comes from the Old English wicce, 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.

  • 27/10/2016

Just as the end of October approaches, most of the schools and colleges engage in preparations for Halloween. There are many facts related to Halloween which is not known by all. One them is the character “witch” that comes from the Old English wicee, meaning “wise woman”. “Witch” is one the favorite character which girls … Continue reading “The word “witch” comes from the Old English wicce, 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.”

Ireland

Ireland is typically believed to be the birthplace of Halloween

Halloween was first reveled in Ireland, thousands of years ago. This is the reason why most of the Halloween traditions are known to be Irish. Halloween was celebrated as a festival called Samhain. It denotes the end of summers and starting of dark winters. It was believed that the spirits would be visiting the human … Continue reading “Ireland is typically believed to be the birthplace of Halloween”

movie Halloween

Because the movie Halloween (1978) was on such a tight budget, they had to use the cheapest mask they could find for the character Michael Meyers, which turned out to be a William Shatner Star Trek mask. Shatner initially didn’t know the mask was in his likeness, but when he found out years later, he said he was privileged.

Something’s not done deliberately often prove to be privileged. When the first movie Halloween was made, same happened in this film too. The film was on a strict budget, and the production team decided to find the low-priced mask for the character Michael Meyers. The fortunate thing was that the mask turned out to be … Continue reading “Because the movie Halloween (1978) was on such a tight budget, they had to use the cheapest mask they could find for the character Michael Meyers, which turned out to be a William Shatner Star Trek mask. Shatner initially didn’t know the mask was in his likeness, but when he found out years later, he said he was privileged.”

turnips

The first Jack O’Lanterns were actually made from turnips

Jack O’ Lantern names come from an Irish tale about a man called Jack. And also it is an old Celtic tradition. Irish immigrants brought this tradition to America, where previously pumpkins were carved to make lanterns. When the Scot-Irish migrated to America in they changed the convention and used a pumpkin in its place … Continue reading “The first Jack O’Lanterns were actually made from turnips”

Jack

According to Irish legend, Jack O’Lanterns are named after a stingy man named Jack who, because he tricked the devil several times, was forbidden entrance into both heaven and hell. He was condemned to wander the Earth, waving his lantern to lead people away from their paths.

This year thousands of people would be preparing for the Halloween to be celebrated on 31st. Many would be arranging for costumes, accessories, and horrifying masks to get a eerie look. Some would be carving out spooky lantern shapes with some light inside out of pumpkins, potatoes or turnips, so as to give a “Jack … Continue reading “According to Irish legend, Jack O’Lanterns are named after a stingy man named Jack who, because he tricked the devil several times, was forbidden entrance into both heaven and hell. He was condemned to wander the Earth, waving his lantern to lead people away from their paths.”

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