~Samhain is pronounced several different ways: 'sah-wen' or 'sah-ween', but never as it looks
~ Today's Halloween traditions are a mixture of Celtic religious, Roman Catholic, and various ethnic traditions
~ Halloween is America's second largest commercial holiday
~ Halloween really began to catch on in the mid-1800s with the influx of immigrants fleeing the Irish Potato famine.
~ Black Cats are a symbol used in Halloween due to the fact that in the middle ages people believed witches turned themselves into black cats to avoid being caught
~ In opposition to Halloween always dealing with death, many traditions stemmed from predicting a young woman's true love or future husband
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