Trick or Treat Tuesday

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNER: AVA HARRISON

Ava Harrison correctly submitted 8.5 of 10 answers in Comments section of this Halloween trivia quiz below and won herself a Sam Trick or Treat button pin created by artist Diana Levin of Ghoulish Bunny Studios.

HALLOWEEN TRIVIA/ANSWERS IN RED

  1. What is the name the Celtic festival that inspired the origins of Halloween?  Samhain
  2. What are at least two other ways to address Halloween? Hallowmas or All Hallows Eve, All Saints Eve, Allhallowe’en, Hallowe’en
  3. The term Halloween was coined from a poem written by which famous Scottish Poet? Robert Burns
  4. The roots of carving jack-ol’-lanterns grew from what tragic fable? Stingy Jack
  5. What famous magician died on Halloween? Harry Houdini
  6. What infamous radio broadcast aired at 8pm on Halloween night in 1938? War of the Worlds
  7. What U.S. state was admitted into the Union on October 31st? Nevada
  8. What is the real name of those strange little candies with orange and black wrappers?  Mary Jane Peanut Butter Kisses or Melster Peanut Butter Kisses
  9. What’s the name of song that appeared in two Halloween franchise movies? Mr. Sandman by the Chordettes – Halloween II/H2O
  10. According to old superstition, if a young woman looked into a mirror by candlelight at midnight on Halloween, what would happen? She’d see the face of her future husband/lover

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Tune in next Tuesday to see if you’ll receive a trick or a treat.

Happy Krampusnacht!

According to German folklore, December 5th is the day that Krampus visits all the naughty children and whips them for misbehaving, gives them lumps of coal, or steals them away to eat them later. You gotta be really, really bad to have the latter happen. You might not agree with the methods of Santa’s evil twin, but you gotta admit, he gets results, even the adults act a little better during the holidays. Besides, Santa doesn’t really like being the bad guy, and all that coal weighs down the sleigh. Better to outsource a job like that.

These days, we hold annual balls and festivals in honor of Krampus, who’s now more a whimsical dark hero to us misfits.

Ghoulish Bunny Krampus
Krampus ©Diana Levin

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