The leaves are changing colors and there is a chill in the air. Fall is here and Halloween is just around the corner. As millions of children and adults across the country prepare to dress up, host parties, and trick-or-treat through the neighborhood, the facts about Halloween get lost in the pageantry of the day. Do you know all there is to know about Halloween? Let’s explore some of the most interesting facts about Halloween in the following paragraphs.
1. It’s Meant to Mock the Devil
Early Christians adapted Halloween from the celebration of All Hallows’ Eve. These early Christians held a fierce belief in the existence of the devil. Rather than run and hide in fear, these people chose to fight back against the devil by attack his weakness. Satan was one of God’s greatest angels, but his personal pride led to his downfall. As such, the devil was depicted with horns and a tail to mock him, believing it would cause him to flee.