This is Halloween. . . Aren’t You Scared?

Halloween is tomorrow! How do you usually celebrate Halloween?

Do you like to bob for apples?

If you have never tried this 2,000 year old tradition may I suggest you give it chance. Historically, apples are the symbol of love. Bobbing for apples began as a European dating game where every man is assigned an apple. If the woman is successful at picking apple on the first try, then it is a sign that their relationship would last. However, if it took her a couple tries, then the relationship is predetermined to fail. This tradition died off until the late 1800s when it was revived in American culture as a children’s game.

So, hopefully now you are tempted enough to grab a couple friends and go bobbing for apples tomorrow, you never know what will happen!

Image featured in October 29, 1923 Perth Amboy Evening News.

Maybe once you have tried bobbing for apples, you would like to try on Halloween costumes.

See if you can guess the word from the images in the bottom left corner. I will give you a hint, it has something to do with Halloween.

Image below featured in October 30, 1909 The Newark Star and Newark Advertiser.


Synan, M. (2013, October 23). History Channel. What is bobbing for apples? Retrieved from

(Contributed by Kristi Chanda)

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