By Braddah Lance
It's Hallow's Eve and personally, it's da kick off to da holiday season. *Note: I didn't say da "X" word cause dat's a whole 'noddah blog post to come latahz iykwim*
Dunno wat it is about Halloween but it always brings out da kookyness in us no? Whether it be da lolo with da hobo costume, homemade or store bought we see all kines... spooky, funny, original and of course some of those we just say.......... Wassap Wit Dat! to.
Our crew in The Honolulu Advertiser Finance department always loves a good potluck pah-tay and any reason to celebrate and grind is reason enough. Today is no different and I'll have pictures to prove it too.
If you have any Halloween pah-tay's or cool costumes of yourself or oddahs, send 'em to me for a shout out post next week. Da coolest one will win a gift certificate to Ryan's ($10 minimum up to $500) and Kincaid's ($15 minimum up to $500) *details on the card*.
Hea's some facts about Halloween dat you may or may not of known courtesy of Halloween Web.......
Halloween Holiday Trivia
- Orange and black are Halloween colors because orange is associated with the Fall harvest and black is associated with darkness and death.
- Jack o’ Lanterns originated in Ireland where people placed candles in hollowed-out turnips to keep away spirits and ghosts on the Samhain holiday.
- Pumpkins also come in white, blue and green. Great for unique monster carvings!
- Halloween was brought to North America by immigrants from Europe who would celebrate the harvest around a bonfire, share ghost stories, sing, dance and tell fortunes.
- Tootsie Rolls were the first wrapped penny candy in America.
- The ancient Celts thought that spirits and ghosts roamed the countryside on Halloween night. They began wearing masks and costumes to avoid being recognized as human.
- Halloween candy sales average about 2 billion dollars annually in the United States.
- Chocolate candy bars top the list as the most popular candy for trick-or-treaters with Snickers #1.
- Halloween is the 2nd most commercially successful holiday, with Christmas being the first.
- Bobbing for apples is thought to have originated from the roman harvest festival that honors Pamona, the goddess of fruit trees.
- Black cats were once believed to be witch's familiars who protected their powers.
- Signs of a werewolf are a unibrow, hair palms, tattoos, and a long middle finger.
- Vampires are mythical beings who defy death by sucking the blood of humans.
- In 1962, the Count Dracula Society was founded.
- To this day, there are vampire clubs and societies with people claiming to be real vampires.
- There really are so-called vampire bats, but they're not from Transylvania. They live in Central and South America and feed on the blood of cattle, horses and birds.
- If you see a spider on Halloween, it is the spirit of a loved on watching over you.
- Worldwide, bats are vital natural enemies of night-flying insects.
- The common little brown bat of North America has the longest life span for a mammal it's size, with a life span averaging 32 years.
- The Ouija Board ended up outselling the game of Monopoly in its first full year at Salem. Over two million copies of the Ouija Board were shipped.
- Halloween is on October 31st, the last day of the Celtic calendar. It was originally a pagan holiday, honoring the dead. Holloween was referred to as All Hallows Eve and dates back to over 2000 years ago.
And of course gott share da most coolest costume in da world!!! I soooo wanted one and wen I checked it out......... it was only $4 grand!
Have a fun - and safe - spooktacular FGF and Halloween!