Think you know everything about Halloween? Think again! Here are some amazing trivia questions and answers that will surprise you with some mind-blowing facts about Halloween.
The festival of scary stories, costumes, and candy is back. On October 31st, the world celebrates one of the most awaited festivals of the year – Halloween. It is a time to get spooky and have fun. To make Halloween time even more fun, here’s a list of some questions and answers about this festival.
» In relation to this holiday, what does the word ‘Hallow’ mean?
» Who is a ghoul?
» Which tradition was not a precursor of Halloween?
» What are the two traditional colors of Halloween?
» Which country did Halloween originate in?
» Which Catholic holiday is Halloween linked to?
» What was the name of Dracula’s sidekick?
» From which words did ‘bonfire’ originate?
» What does the name Dracula mean?
» On what do pumpkins grow?
» Who was the first Wolf Man?
» What is the fear of Halloween called?
» What was Dracula’s real name?
» What does the celebration of Samhain signify?
» What do the Halloween colors black and orange signify?
Origin of Halloween
The origin of Halloween is related to the ‘Celts’ who resided in Ireland and Northern France. They used to worship nature, and their life depended a lot on sowing and farming. One of the most popular superstitions then, was that winter brought death. Celts believed that the last day of October marked the end of summer, and November was the beginning of winter. So they celebrated the last day of October with great pomp and splendor. They also believed that the dead would visit them, so they left delicious food and drinks for the spirits. The food was placed outside their homes.
- Halloween is the second-most commercially successful holiday, with Christmas being the first.
- More candy is sold during Halloween than any other time of the year.
- Pumpkins come in white, blue, and green colors.
- Black cats were once considered as evil, and were thought to be the spirits of witches.
- Apple bobbing is believed to have originated from the Roman harvest festival, which is held in the honor of Pomona, the Goddess of Fruit Trees.
- Vampires are mythical creatures who defy death by sucking the blood of humans.
- Vampire bats do exist, but they are not from Transylvania. They live in South and Central America, and thrive on the blood of cattle, horses, and birds.
- If you see a spider on Halloween it is considered to be good luck, as it means that the spirit of a loved one is guarding you.
- The 1978 blockbuster ‘Halloween’ was made in just 21 days and on a small budget.
- There are hundreds of vampire clubs and societies that claim to have real vampires as their members.