There are dozens of Halloween superstitions. Here are a few of our favorites!
- If you hear footsteps trailing close behind you on Halloween night, do not to turn around to see who it is, for it may be Death himself! To look Death in the eye, according to ancient folklore, is a sure way to hasten your own demise.
- The old Celtic custom was to light great bonfires on Halloween, and after these had burned out to make a circle of the ashes of each fire. Within this circle, and near the circumference, each member of the various families that had helped to make a fire would place a pebble. If, on the next day, any stone was displaced, or had been damaged, it was considered to be an indication that the one to whom the stone belonged would die within twelve months.
- Maneki Neko (Bechoning cat) is considered as a symbol of good luck by the Japanese. Russian Blue breed of cat is also linked with good luck. It was believed that black cats exemplify the spirit of Rungis, the Harvest God of Latvia. According to the Latvian culture Black cats bring good luck for the farmers.
- A burning a candle inside a jack-o-lantern on Halloween keeps evil spirits and demons at bay.
- A person born on Halloween can both see and talk to spirits
- If you hold your breath while you drive by a cemetery, evil spirits can't enter your body.
- If you see a ghost on Halloween, walk around it nine times, and it will disappear
- Children born on Halloween are said to have the gift of second sight, which includes the power to ward off evil spirits!