It's Almost Halloween!

It's Almost Halloween!

Oct 26, 2022

Are you getting ready for Halloween?
Do you like things that go bump in the night, or do you think the whole ‘holiday’ of Halloween is a little off putting? Either way, it’s just around the corner and to get you in the mood here are some traditions from around the world which have a ‘spooky’ vibe!

QUESTIONS

1. Bran Castle in Romania is the gathering place for many people from around the world on Halloween to celebrate which person’s purported home?

2. What is the country of origin of the ‘Day of the Dead’, or ‘Dia de Muertos’ celebrated between Oct 31st and Nov 2nd?

3. What name is given to the day after Halloween according to the Catholic religion?

4. Celebrating the fact that good (dharma) triumphed over evil (adharma), which religion celebrates a two week long festival called Hari Raya Galungan in many islands of Indonesia?

5. The origins of Halloween date back to ancient times and one of the first rituals was called ‘Samhain’. In which country of the UK did Samhain originate according to scholars?

6. What name is given to a carved pumpkin, turnip or other root vegetable which has a light source inside it to highlight the carving?

7. What was the main purpose of dressing up at Halloween according to tradition?
a. To scare others
b. To have fun without others from your village knowing who you were
c. To be able to cause mischief without being recognised
d. To stop the ghosts and spirits from recognising who you were

8. Which Halloween classic game has its origins in a Roman courting ritual to celebrate the goddess Pomona?

9. What term is used for a woman who practices magic for benevolent purposes or without malicious intent?

10. The Witchcraft Act of 1735 made it illegal to eat what?
a. Sausage Rolls
b. Pumpkin Pie
c. Eye of Newt
d. Sweetened Bread

 

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ANSWERS

1. Bran Castle in Romania is the gathering place for many people from around the world on Halloween to celebrate which person’s purported home?
COUNT DRACULA or will also accept VLAD THE IMPALER

2. What is the country of origin of the ‘Day of the Dead’, or ‘Dia de Muertos’ celebrated between Oct 31st and Nov 2nd?
MEXICO

3. What name is given to the day after Halloween according to the Catholic religion?
ALL SAINT’S DAY or ALL SOUL’S DAY (The names differ in different parts of the world)

4. Celebrating the fact that good (dharma) triumphed over evil (adharma), which religion celebrates a two week long festival called Hari Raya Galungan in many islands of Indonesia?
HINDU

5. The origins of Halloween date back to ancient times and one of the first rituals was called ‘Samhain’. In which country of the UK did Samhain originate according to scholars?
IRELAND

6. What name is given to a carved pumpkin, turnip or other root vegetable which has a light source inside it to highlight the carving?
JACK-O’-LANTERN (It dates back to East England folklore in the 1660’s)

7. What was the main purpose of dressing up at Halloween according to tradition?
a. To scare others
b. To have fun without others from your village knowing who you were
c. To be able to cause mischief without being recognised
d. To stop the ghosts and spirits from recognising who you were

D. TO STOP GHOSTS AND SPIRITS RECOGNISING YOU

8. Which Halloween classic game has its origins in a Roman courting ritual to celebrate the goddess Pomona?
BOBBING FOR APPLES

9. What term is used for a woman who practices magic for benevolent purposes or without malicious intent?
WHITE WITCH (No points for just saying witch)

10. The Witchcraft Act of 1735 made it illegal to eat what?
a. Sausage Rolls
b. Pumpkin Pie
c. Eye of Newt
d. Sweetened Bread

A. SAUSAGE ROLLS (There was a ban on pork pastries which was only officially repealed in the 1950s!)

 

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