why do we give candy at halloween

Americans buy approximately 600 million pounds of candy for Halloween every year. If you're not sure what exactly that looks like, consider this: The Titanic weighed about 100 million pounds. Now, picture six Titanic ships made of candy. That's a lot of candy! And it begs the question: Where did this sweet tradition get its start? As you may have guessed, we have the candy industry to thank в at least in part. Back in 1916, Christmas and Easter were the major holidays to peddle sweets, but execs were looking for a way to boost fall candy sales. So, they started pitching the idea of, celebrated the second Saturday in October. They sold it as a holiday of goodwill and friendship, although it was really a manufactured holiday invented with one goal in mind: making money.


Candy Day was renamed "Sweetest Day" to link the idea of candy and friendship and held that title until the 1950s. While the candy industry was on the hunt for a fall holiday, neighborhood parents were looking for an organized activity to keep youngsters out of trouble. And by the late 1940s, passing out treats was established as an alternative to tricks. Once candy companies realized that trick-or-treating was here to stay, they attempted to capitalize on the holiday, shifting attention away from their Sweetest Day. They focused on getting shopkeepers to promote candy as the thing to pass out on Halloween. Back in the 1950s and 1960s, kids could expect to get nuts, coins, or toys from certain houses, and if they did get a sweet treat, it was typically a home-baked good.


But as trick-or-treating grew in popularity, the economic and ease factors of candy began to make it the more popular giveaway. Busy moms liked candy as a giveaway because it was premade and prepackaged; also, it was easy to buy in bulk. And by the 1970s, candy was pretty much the sole thing given out on Halloween. Candy as Innate Cool-Weather Urge? Perhaps there's something else at work here. Another theory is that candy may have anthropological significance. According to candy historian Beth Kimmerle, the desire for sugar in the fall is an. Back in the day, when communities would have to preserve their food with sugar and honey to get through winter, caramel was an important part of the autumn season. There's also an ancient instinct, Kimmerle says, to pack on some pounds before winter, when fresh food might not be as readily available.


Whether candy is a cool-weather urge or not, it's certainly become a deeply ingrained part of this season. Today, sugar and Halloween are basically synonymous, and this year it's already been predicted that Americans will spend
amount of cash on candy. What do you think about trick-or-treating? And do you have a favorite Halloween candy? This is one of the most important dates on the Satanic calendar. According to the Satanic Calendar Halloween, October 31st is a night for Human sacrifice. (31 All hallow s Eve (Halloween): One of the two most important nights of the year. Attempts are made to break the bond which is keeping the doors to the underworld closed.


Blood and sexual rituals. Sexual association with demons. Animal and human sacrifice male or female. ) More about Halloween. Jack-O-Lantern has its origins with pagan practices. The candle lit pumpkin or skull served as a sign to mark homes sympathetic to the Satanists/Setanists and thus deserving of mercy. The older edition of World Book Encyclopedia defines Jack-O-Lantern as an ancient symbol of a damned soul. Costumes also originated with these Druid death rites. As people and animals were screeching in agony while being burned to death, the observers would dress in costumes made of animal skins and heads. There is no question that, in the words of anthropologist Sir James Frazer, Halloween has a purely pagan origin.


He notes that under a thin Christian cloak, the Feast of All Souls conceals an ancient pagan festival of the dead. This festival can be traced through thousands of years and be seen in nearly every culture since Babel. The origin of Halloween is the Celtic festival (Fountainheads of wicca) of Samhain, (Halloween) lord of death and evil spirits. The druids worshipped nature and celebrated the new year on October 31st. Druid priests led the people in diabolical worship ceremonies in which horses, cats, black sheep, oxen, human beings and other offerings were rounded up, stuffed into wicker cages and burned to death. ( Janet Stewart Farrar, Eight Sabbats For Witches, 1981, p. 122) ( Lewis Spence, The History and origins of Druidism, 1976 p. 104)