Halloween is now one of the most commercial holidays in the world. It has been imported in numerous countries. More and more people start carving pumpkins, dressing up and celebrating the holiday. However, at its origins, Halloween was a Celtic celebration. It heralded the coming of the New Year and was called Samhain. The Celts believed the spirits of those who are dead roam the earth during the night of Samhain. Now, this belief is probably the most common superstition tied to Halloween. As a result, it does not come as a surprised that many myths and popular superstitions are tied to this holiday.
One of the most popular superstitions of this night is the one tied to footsteps. If you hear footsteps during Halloween, never turn around. It might be the dead following you. If you turn back, it will mean that you will soon join them.
Another on the list of popular superstitions is the belief that bats are witches’ familiars. As a result, seeing bats during Halloween is an ominous sign. If a bat circles a house three times, someone will die. Moreover, if a bat manages to enter your house during Halloween it means you are haunted. The ghost allowed the bat to come inside.
Halloween is the perfect night to discover your fate. It is said that if you go to a crossroads during the night of Samhain, the wind will tell you what your fate will be during the next twelve months. If the wind brings a sigh with it, it means you are fated to die within a year.
Another ominous sign of Halloween is the owl. A popular superstition says that owls swoop down and eat the souls of the dying. In order to ward yourself from them, you must turn your pockets inside out.
Halloween is one of the most famous celebrations in the world. The festivities are all based on activities meant to scare and also amuse people. Do you know other such popular superstitions tied to this celebration?
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