A manual of the historical development of art, pre-historic, by G G Zerffi

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Trick or Treat, is a custom in which children go knocking from door to door asking for either a treat which is normally a sweet, or if the house owner does not give a treat the children play a trick on the owner. Apple bobbing is a game often played at this time, which involves apples floating in water and the participate having to pick them up using only their teeth and mouth. Candy or Toffee apples are often eaten at this time of year Halloween is always celebrated on the 31st of October of each year The first jack o’lanterns were carved out of turnips not pumpkins It is believed that the traditional colours of black and orange at this time comes from the colour of harvests and autumn for orange, and death for black.

It is said that witches cats are normally black, and that they protect the witches from other forces It is said that about 99% of all pumpkins sold at this time of year are made into lanterns It is said that the number 13 is very unlucky... They say that ringing a bell will scare evil spirits away It is said that if you put your clothes on inside out and try walking backwards you might meet a witch It is said that you must always finish a journey on Halloween before sunset.... It is believed that ‘bad things’ like witches cannot cross a line of salt, so use it to keep them out!

It is believed the sign of a werewolf is that of a longer middle finger, a unibrow, and hairy palms... The film Halloween was made in just 21 days with a very small budget There are no words which rhyme with orange, the colour of Halloween, in the dictionary It is believed that if you stare into a mirror at midnight you will see the face of your future spouse over your shoulder Some people believe staring into a flame on Halloween will allow you to be able to see into the future It is said that if a bat flies around your house three times in succession, it is a sign of death coming to the home People say you must NEVER turn around if you hear footsteps behind you on Halloween, as it may be DEATH himself coming for you In England it is thought that WHITE cats not black ones are unlucky on Halloween “Samhain” was the term originally used by the Irish to name Halloween Some people believe that originally human sacrifices were made on Halloween thousands of years ago Whilst in modern times Halloween is all about ghosts and ghouls, originally the festival celebrated the spirits of loved ones lost to death In Mexico, Mexicans celebrate Halloween as “The Day of the Dead” (El Dia de los Muertos) Some of the pumpkins people use are very large.

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