Interesting Things About Halloween That You Never Knew

There are myriad of Halloween facts out there and the most obvious one is that it is the spookiest night every year. They say that it is during Halloween nights that spirits wander or roam in the earth freely and where children wander from the neighborhood in their trick or treat costumes asking for candies in the community.
But how much do you really know about the Halloween season? Here are some facts that might surprise you.
– During Halloween, you will be fined with $1,000 if you are caught selling or using Silly string in Hollywood. This prank product has been banned from Hollywood since the year 2004 after thousands of people buy the Silly String from illegal vendors and then use it to vandalize the streets. This ordinance mandated by the city calls for a penalty of $1,000 fine and or six months time in jail when caught in possession, use, distribution or sale of the Silly String within the premises of Hollywood.
– The idea of dressing up during the Halloween is an influence coming from the Celts
. The Celts had this belief that Samhain was a time wherein the wall that separated the wall between the world of mortals and the paranormal world was porous and that the spirits could simply get through. It is because of this superstitious belief that Celts wore costumes and masks during Samhain in order to confuse or ward off the evil spirits that have passed through the world of humans.
– The term “Halloween” was coined by the Catholics. The Hallowmas is a three day Catholic holiday wherein the saints are being honored and that people pray for those who have just recently died. During the start of the 11th century, there was a decree passed by the pope that the Hallows season would last from October 31 until November 2. The reason for the extension of the Catholics was that Samhain was celebrated by those the church considered to be pagans and the Catholics were trying to convert them. The All Hallow’s eve then evolved and became All Hallow’s Even and then by the 18th century it was referred to as Hallowe’en.