Every year, on October 31st, people all across the world – or within the majority of Europe, North America, and Latin America – will take to the streets and their homes to celebrate the funnest, most ancient of holidays — Halloween. Today, the holiday is known for having costumes, trick-or-treating, and barely scary ghost stories told by older folks to grandchildren. However, that wasn’t always the case. In fact, there is a lot most people don’t know about Halloween. So, here are ten little known facts about everyone’s favorite holiday before it hits next week
Samhainophobia may sound like an incredibly odd word, and people who think that are absolutely right. So, what does it mean? Samhainophobia is the fear of Halloween and everything involved with the holiday. It is downright odd.
Samhain, which was the original Halloween, is an ancient Celtic celebration where people would dress as ghouls and spirits to escape the prying eyes of the undead roaming the streets that night. It is said this time of the year is when the veil into the underworld is thinnest, allowing spirits to pass through.