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Weekly Roundup - The Halloween Edition HALLOWEEN FUN FACTS-and Contest Winners!

Weekly Roundup - The Halloween Edition

By Violet Wisdom


HALLOWEEN FUN FACTS



-Most trace Halloween origins to the Celtic (Druid) celebration of Samhain (sow-win) which likely occurred around 2,000 years ago. The original period was from October 31 to November 1.

-It was believed that all barriers between our world and the spirit world were broken during this celebratory harvest time. To protect themselves from nefarious spirits, many Celts wore costumes which was the beginning of our costume tradition.

-The Celts carved turnips for use as lanterns. The pumpkin is a truly American version of this tradition.




GHOST STATS


-46% of Americans believe in ghosts

-Increases in ghost investigations during 2020/2021 is attributed to people being home more than they ever were due to the pandemic and able to notice more sights and sounds.

-Travel and Leisure’s top 20 Most Haunted Places include:

New Orleans, Louisiana

Salem, Massachusetts

Chicago, Illinois

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Click here for the entire list





LOOK UP


-Full moon this Saturday! Just in time for your spooky Halloween themed weekend events. This moon is most commonly known as the Hunters Moon and also referred to as the Blood Moon and the Sanguine Moon


-The Orionid meteor shower is still going and will end on November 7, 2023.




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Best Decorated Halloween House Contest

First Place Winner

Jeff Guay

Troy, Missouri

"Coffin carrying skeletons. Coffin is constructed with cardboard and contact film."

Congratulations Jeff!


Second Place Winner Sheba Saelee Fresno, California

"Our haunted front yard is a walk-through attraction in the neighborhood."

Congratulations, Sheba!


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