Halloween Around The World: Not Necessarily The News
With Halloween coming up October 31st, Tootie Landry gives you the history of one of the world's oldest holidays in this edition of "Not Necessarily The News."
"Hey! I’m Tootie Landry and this is what I found out today!
Halloween is one of the world’s oldest Holidays, second only to Christmas. So which country was the first to celebrate Halloween? It’s Ireland and they celebrate it much like we do in the U.S.
However, there are several countries that have interesting traditions around this day.
France didn’t begin celebrating Halloween until 1996. Some of the French to this day, don’t understand it and think it’s just a fad! Kind of like the French Bere’ here in the U.S!
Germany- The German’s put away their knives on Halloween night because they don’t want to risk harming a spirit. These guys got it backwards! I’m putting the knife under my pillow, if I think a spirit is coming!
Hungary- Hungarians say “Prank or Chocolate!” instead of “Trick or Treat.” So confusing, do these kids want dark, white, or milk?
Bulgaria- the kids go trick or treating at the stroke of midnight. I know one house that would not be giving out candy at that hour, Mine!!!
Any finally, my favorite! England- Kids roam the streets singing and instead of asking for candy, they ask for money! But… how do you explain the problem, the British have with their teeth?!
And I’m Tootie Landry and this is “Not Necessarily the News!”