In some parts of Ireland, Halloween was celebrated by playing romantic fortune-telling games. These games allegedly predicted who they’d marry and when. Halloween, like Valentine’s Day, was one of the key annual celebrations where young people could mingle with the opposite sex and was considered a good day to scope out a sweetheart. In America, young people, particularly girls, continued the old Irish tradition. According to History.com, women would: Throw apple peels over their shoulder hoping to see their future husband’s initials, competitively bob for apples at parties because the winner would be the first to get married and stand in a dark room with a candle in front of a mirror to look for their future husband’s face.
Halloween used to be a great day to find your soulmate.
Friday, October 26, 2018