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This is Halloween, Everybody Make a Scream!

This is Halloween, Everybody Make a Scream!

1st Oct 2021

Ghouls and Ghosts,

It is time to get as spooky as you can with this upcoming holiday that holds four different names: Halloween, All Halloween, All Hallow's Eve, and All Saints' Eve. It is believed to have originated from Celtic festival of Samhain to celebrate the end of the harvest season and welcome the start of winter. During Samhain, it was also believed that the dead returned that night as the boundary between the world and otherworld (the realm that the dead crosses over to coincide with deities) have thinned. From the belief that the dead would return, candles were lit and prayers were made for the possible incoming souls. In order to fend off any evil souls, bonfires were lit and costumes were donned to keep those spirits away. Since then, traditions may seem to stick in certain ways as some may see October 31st to be as spooky as possible. Here's a little more fun facts about Halloween that those may not know and keep scrolling to see some spooktacular or spooky-inspired nails!

  • Jack o'lanterns come from an Irish legend of Stingy Jack 
  • Candy was not passed out to children until the 1950s 
  • The infamous Michael Myers mask is actually a William Shatner mask that has been spray painted with white 
  • The term for the fear of Halloween is Samhainophobia 
  • Harry Houdini died on Halloween in 1926 Child's Play was inspired by a true story (the doll's real name is Robert)
  • Salem, MA and Anoka, MN are two self-proclaimed Halloween capitals of the world 
  • Pumpkins are actually a fruit 
  • An actual witch was hired to authenticate the spells and rituals of the 1996 teen supernatural film The Craft