Saturday, October 1, 2011

Happy October 1st! Bet You Didn't Know....

1. Welsh and Celtic traditions believe the dead visit the living on Halloween. They would wear masks so the spirits of the dead would not recognize them.

2. Carved pumpkins as they are known today, originated in Ireland where people put candles in hollowed-out turnips to keep away evil spirits on the Samhain holiday

3. Halloween is the 2nd most commercially successful holiday in America, Christmas being the first.

4. Legends say that bobbing for apples may have originated from a roman harvest festival that honors Pamona.

5. Holloween was referred to as All Hallows Eve and dates back to over 2000 years ago as a traditional pagan celebration

6. 1810.5 lbs is the weight of the pumpkin that holds the worlds record as of 2011.

7. More than 93 percent of children go trick-or-treating each year.

8. Magician Harry Houdini died in Detroit from a ruptured appendix on Halloween in 1926.

9. There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange.

10. Halloween is the biggest holiday to all of those at Hogwarts.

Bet you didn't know most of not all of these :)

Denise McDonuts... Or Simply The Master Mind


Rondi said...

Happy October 1st! I did not know some- thanks for sharing! Thanks for joining our Terrific Thursday Blog Hop! Hope to see you next Thursday! :)

Anonymous said...

wow these are interesting

Judy Haughton-James said...

Very informative post! I am from Jamaica and I have learnt a lot about Halloween. I am a new Follower of your Blog.

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Aimee @ Just Kidding Around Atlanta said...

I knew a couple of these, but learned a lot more!! : ) I'm your newest follower from the Alexa hop! Can't wait to read more of your blog ~ hope you will stop by & say hi!

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Mindy said...

Stopping by from the alexa hop! I'd love it if you'd stop by my page at Thanks, and have a great day!

Mindy :)

LaVonne @ Long Wait said...

What a fun informative list. Thanks for sharing. I would have thought that Valentine's would have been 2nd. But I was wrong!

I am visiting from the Meet Me Monday blog hop. It is nice to "meet" you Denise. I hope you have a great week!

LaVonne @ Long Wait For Isabella

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