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Top Things You Didn't Know About Halloween
· Ancient Origins
This Halloween celebration has been originated from the Celtic festival of Samhain. The normal date of celebrating this festival is the last date of the Celtic calendar. This day is generally marked as the end of the summer and also the harvest and the beginning of the winter days. They are the Celts believed that on the previous night of the new year, the ghosts or the souls of the dead would return back to the earth. In this regard, this day is also known as the All Souls Day (November 2). Gifts are exchanged, also on this day. Halloween gifts UK is ordered through the online website.
· Tradition Of Trick-Or-Treating
During the celebrations the non - fortunate members of the family would literally beg for food and also for the "soul cakes,” which is a type of pastry that is made up from the bread dough and also form the currants. In return, for the cakes, the unfortunate people would also promise to pray for their family members and also for the dead relatives. Normally the American Halloween tradition of the trick-or-treating likely dates back to the All Souls' Day parades in England. This practice was actually taken up by the children who would visit their neighborhood houses for the food, drinks and money.
· Superstitions & Symbolism
There are many superstitions and also symbolisms for Halloween. Not everything is known by everyone, some of the superstitions and symbolisms are very much famous and known by everyone. The symbol of the black cat is very much popular and it is the symbol of Halloween. These are also used for decoration at the Halloween parties. The next most popular symbol for the Halloween party is the jack-o'-lantern which is normally believed to scare away all the evil spirits around the human beings. These lanterns were originally made up of using a hollowed-out turnip and keeping a small candle inside it.
· Traditional Colors Of Halloween
Generally the traditional colors for the Halloween party are orange and black. The orange color is used as it symbolizes the colors of the crops which are harvested and the falling leaves, whereas the black color marks the death of the summer and also the darkness of the coming winter season. Apart from the orange and black colors, purple, yellow and green are also used to decorate the party. The decorating materials for the Halloween party is basically in these above mentioned colors and thus they give a spooky look.