10 Surprising Facts about Halloween


6. Bobbing for Marriage

A popular game at many Halloween festivals or parties is bobbing for apples. With hands tied behind our backs, we stuff our faces into a bucket of water and try to capture an apple in our mouth. The tradition actually dates back the Roman harvest festival honoring Pomona. Unmarried youth would bob for apples floating in water (or hanging from strings). The first one to successfully bite into an apple would be the next individual allowed to marry.