Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween

Did you know?

Halloween is over 2,000 years old. It was originally a festival to celebrate the end of the autumn harvest and of spirits passing over.

The tradition of carving Jack-o-lanterns originated in Ireland, and turnips were used instead of pumpkins. Potatoes and even beets were used as well.

According to the Library of Congress, the origins behind the game of bobbing for apples are rooted in love and romance. The game can trace its roots back to a Roman festival honoring Pomona, a goddess of abundance. Young men and women were supposed to be able to predict their future relationships based on the game.

Please stay safe if you’re trick-or-treating tonight and have a happy Halloween!