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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween 2010!!!!

Ofcourse as it's halloween, there is a lot of information going around on 'the net' at the moment. We at Realms wanted to wish you all a Spooky Halloween and Happy Trick or Treating, don't get too sugar-rushed!!!

To add some wickedness to the mix, here are some fun facts about HALLOWEEN:
* Tootsie Rolls were the first wrapped penny candy in America.

* Signs of a werewolf are a unibrow, hair palms, tattoos, and a long middle finger.

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

* Could it be that all those trick-or-treaters wearing sheets aren't going as ghosts but as mattresses?

* One Halloween a trick-or-treater came to my door dressed as "Rocky" in boxing gloves and satin shorts. Soon after I gave him some goodies, he returned for more. "Aren't you the same 'Rocky' who left my doorstep several minutes ago?" I asked.
"Yes," he replied, "but now I'm Rocky II."

* The Ouija Board ended up outselling the game of Monopoly in its first full year at Salem. Over two million copies of the Ouija Board were shipped.

* An intense and persistent fear of Halloween is called Samhnainophobia Samhainophobia is the fear of Halloween.

* 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.

* Trick-or-treating evolved from the ancient Celtic tradition of putting out treats and food to placate spirits who roamed the streets at Samhain, a sacred festival that marked the end of the Celtic calendar year.

* “Halloween” is short for “Hallows’ Eve” or “Hallows’ Evening,” which was the evening before All Hallows’ (sanctified or holy) Day or Hallowmas on November 1. In an effort to convert pagans, the Christian church decided that Hallowmas or All Saints’ Day (November 1) and All Souls’ Day (November 2) should assimilate sacred pagan holidays that fell on or around October 31.

* Black and orange are typically associated with Halloween. Orange is a symbol of strength and endurance and, along with brown and gold, stands for the harvest and autumn. Black is typically a symbol of death and darkness and acts as a reminder that Halloween once was a festival that marked the boundaries between life and death.

* Halloween originated in Ireland over 2,000 years ago Ireland is typically believed to be the birthplace of Halloween.

* Scottish girls believed they could see images of their future husband if they hung wet sheets in front of the fire on Halloween. Other girls believed they would see their boyfriend’s faces if they looked into mirrors while walking downstairs at midnight on Halloween.

* According to tradition, if a person wears his or her clothes inside out and then walks backwards on Halloween, he or she will see a witch at midnight.

* Dressing up as ghouls and other spooks originated from the ancient Celtic tradition of townspeople disguising themselves as demons and spirits. The Celts believed that disguising themselves this way would allow them to escape the notice of the real spirits wandering the streets during Samhain.

Top 10 Signs You Are Too Old to Be Trick or Treating
10. You get winded from knocking on the door.
9. You have to have another kid chew the candy for you.
8. You ask for high fiber candy only.
7. When someone drops a candy bar in your bag, you lose your balance and fall over.
6. People say, "Great Keith Richards mask!" and you're not wearing a mask.
5. When the door opens you yell, "Trick or..." and can't remember the rest.
4. By the end of the night, you have a bag full of restraining orders.
3. You have to carefully choose a costume that won't dislodge your hairpiece.
2. You're the only Power Ranger in the neighborhood with a walker.
1. You avoid going to houses where your ex-wives live.

To end this post in honoring Halloween a poem by Harry Behn:

Tonight is the night, when dead leaves fly
Like witches on switches across the sky,
When elf and sprite, flit through the night
On a moony sheen.

Tonight is the night when leaves make a sound
Like a gnome in his home under the ground,
When spooks and trolls creep out of holes
Mossy and green.

Tonight is the night when pumpkins stare
Through sheaves and leaves everywhere,
When ghouls and ghost
And goblin host
Dance round their queen.
It's Halloween.

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What are you planning for today and/or what is your funny scariest moment in life????

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Blodeuedd said...

Nothing since the All Saints Day is first next week, and then, nothing either

Ina said...

Happy Halloween to you too *hugs*
I've no special plans for today, because we don't celebrate it...

Natascha said...

I think my dog had the scariest weekend of all, he was neutered this weekend *gulp* he's still all wobbly and such but I'd say for a men to lose his bits... it's scary and probably the topic of many manly nightmares....

Leontine said...

Wouldn't it be aweomse to have a reader's Halloween fest in Ireland. If only I had Bill Gates' bank account LOL Great post hon, you always know how to celebrate Halloween ;))

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