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Halloween Superstitions and Symbols

If you see a blue light, is a ghost near? Why shouldn't you talk on Halloween? Read more about some interesting Halloween superstitions!

Halloween is full of legends and scary stories. The following are some interesting Halloween superstitions and beliefs:

Halloween Superstitions and Symbols

Blue Light?

Watch out for ghosts. The belief is that if a candle’s flame turns blue on Halloween night, a ghost is near.

No Talking

On Halloween night, nobody is supposed to speak during dinner. If someone does, it is believed to encourage the spirits to come to that table

Husband Search

According to some tales, if, on Halloween night, a girl puts a sprig of rosemary and a silver coin under her pillow, she will see her future husband in a dream.

Where Did Jack O’Lanterns Originate?

According to Irish legend, there was a miserly old drunkard named Jack who, accepted in neither heaven nor hell, was forced to wander the earth with a coal from hell stuck in a turnip to light his way.

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