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Colonels Get into the Halloween Spirit!

by Samantha Stanich

Faculty, staff and students got into the Halloween spirit in and outside of class. Even our buildings dressed up for the holiday!

SPOOKY HALLOWEEN FACTS:

  • The first Jack O’Lanterns were actually made from turnips. Halloween is the second highest grossing commercial holiday after Christmas. The word “witch” comes from the Old English wicce, meaning “wise woman.” In fact, wiccan were highly respected people at one time.
  • Halloween is the second highest grossing commercial holiday after Christmas.
  • Samhainophobia is the fear of Halloween.
  • Ireland is typically believed to be the birthplace of Halloween.
  • According to tradition, if a person wears his or her clothes inside out and then walks backwards on Halloween, he or she will see a witch at midnight.

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