πŸ’€ More than 10% of pet owners dress their pets up for Halloween. I’ve tried this, but both the dog and cats object strenuously. I don’t get it, I love to dress in costume.

πŸ’€ In 2004 candy corn was the most popular Halloween Candy.
(Note: I’ve no idea how they determined this. It must refer to what folks were giving out or serving to guests. I know few self-respecting trick-or-treaters who would choose candy corn over chocolate.)

Where there is no imagination there is no horror.
-Arthur Conan Doyle,Β Sr.

πŸ’€ The first jack-o-lanterns were made out of turnips. Those Celts must have had really sharp knives.

Why I rarely eat turnips.

πŸ’€ In 1995 Los Altos, California banned all Halloween festivities from schools because of the holiday’s pagan roots.

πŸ’€ If you spot a spider on Halloween, be kind. It’s the spirit of someone near and dear watching over you.

Pretty sure this is nobody I know.

πŸ’€ The two colors we associate with Halloween are black and orange. Orange represents the colors of fall while black represents death.

πŸ’€ A fear of Halloween is called samhainophobia.

Β We invent what we love and what we fear.
-John Irving

πŸ’€ The ancient Celts started the tradition of wearing masks and dressing up. They didn’t want to be recognized as human by the spirits that roamed the land. The border between the spirit world and our own grows very thin on October 31.

Guess who???

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Wishing everyone a
happy Halloween and blessed Samhain!

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