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Fun Tidbits About Halloween.

9829590_f260Halloween is one of the oldest celebrations. For everyone it means something different whether it is something superstitious, trick or treating or having a fun dress-up party. Its always fun to learn some fun facts about Halloween.

You’ll learn fun trivia facts about the tootsie roll, black cats, creepy spiders, who really believes in “The Great Pumpkin” and even when the first Halloween greeting card was made and more.

Bobbing for apples is fun for Halloween; even the vintage bobbing for apples collection is cute so look for in this article. You might even get mooned in the end so keep a look out.

Happy Fun Halloween!

The word “Halloween” means All Hallows Eve

Blue Pumpkins

Orange is not the only color for pumpkins. You can also grow them in green, white and blue.

Blue pumpkins are considered an Australian heirloom and grow 6 to 10 pounds. It has a medium sweet flavor and can be cooked up as any normal orange pumpkin.

Blue Pumpkin Seeds

Biue Moon Seeds, Pkg of 10 Seeds

The first Halloween card was made in the early 1920’s

 

Tootsie Roll

Tootsie Rolls were the first wrapped penny candy in America. It was manufactured in 1896 in Chicago, IL. Tootsie got its name by the founder Leo Hirschfeld. He named it after his daughter Clara’s nickname Tootsie.

Tootsie Rolls – 1 lb Bag

Original 1970’s Commercial Jingle

Life span of a bat averages 32 years

9829614_f260Spider


A spider in the morning is a sign of sorrow.

A spider at noon brings worry for tomorrow.
A spider in the afternoon is a sign of a gift
But a spider in the evening will all hopes uplift.

 

If you see a spider on Halloween, it is the spirit of a loved on watching over you.

Bobbing For Apples

Bobbing for apples originated from the roman harvest festival that honors Pamona, the goddess of fruit trees. She watches over and protects fruit trees and cares for their cultivation. Her name is from the Latin pomum, fruit. Pomme is the French word for apple.

Hallmark 2012 Keepsake Ornament Bobbing For Apples

Beware of certain signs if you think you are or know somebody who might be a werewolf. They are a unibrow, hair palms, tattoos, and a long middle finger.

9829633_f260Black Cat

British Cat Proverb

Black cat cross my path;
Good fortune bring to home and hearth;
When I am away from home;
Bring me luck wherever I roam.

 

Black Cat Crossing Sign

Black cats were once believed to be a witch’s familiar spirit who protected their powers

Candy Corn

Candy corn is a Halloween classic candy. It was invented in the 1880s by George Renninger of the Wunderies Candy Company. The three colors of a candy corn are a broad yellow end, a tapered orange center and a pointed white tip that mimic the appearance of corn kernels.

M&Ms Candy Corn White Chocolate Candies, 9.9-Ounce

The word “Witch” means wise one

Linus From The Peanuts Gang

Did you know that Linus is the only one in the Peanuts gang who believes in the Great Pumpkin. The movie is the best Halloween cartoon.

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (Remastered Deluxe Edition)

 

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Happy Mooning Halloween!

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