Updated: Mar 23
With Halloween almost here, it has inspired me to delve deeper and discover more about the creepy goings-on and what is about to be unleashed this 31st of October. Are you ready to see what will be going bump in the night or taste a frighteningly ghoulish Halloween treat? Well...read on.
New York Halloween Pumpkins ©MDHarding
Frighteningly Ghoulish Halloween Tricks & Treats
History of Halloween
The origins of Halloween originated 2000 years ago when the Celts once ruled the lands and the Celtic Festival Samhain was celebrated.
Witches and Warlocks of Edinburgh
Edinburgh is acclaimed for its witches, warlocks, ghosts, and even its grave robbers. Today you can visit some of Edinburgh's old town, with its ghostly goings on. It's been 300 years since the last witch was condemned. Who will you condemn this Halloween on the Condemned Tour at Real Mary Kings Close or take one of the Edinburgh evening walking tours?
Condemned ©Real Mary Kings Close
Halloween is much larger celebrated in the U.S.A, which has grown and grown since the traditions first arrived in North America with the waves of Irish immigrants, here in Edinburgh check out http://www.whatsoninedinburgh.co.uk/events/halloween/ for more information on venues embracing the festival.
There are also going to be chills and thrills at Linlithgow Palace with the Linlithgow Ex-Fear-Ience. Are you brave enough?
The Beltane Fire Society presents the annual Celtic Samhuinn Fire Festival at Parliament Square. Celebrating the end of Summer and the beginning of Winter. If you haven't been to one of the Beltane Fire Society Celtic festivals. I would highly recommend it! The evening is sure to be filled with entertainment, costumes, and music.
Last year saw many a tasty treat on the menu including crickets. "Although the menu may not sound appetizing, it is in fact healthy. Insects have been found to be rich in protein, zinc, calcium, and iron while also being low in fat. Edible insects have recently been identified by a number of different bodies, including the UN’s Food & Agriculture Organisation, as a potentially valuable food source for the world’s growing population".
"Common house crickets have been found to contain four times as much protein as the same weight of chicken – and 100g of crickets contain just 12 calories, compared to 288 calories in the same amount of beef" - Read more at: http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/inspire-me/food-and-drink/pop-up-edinburgh-restaurant-offers-insects-on-menu-1-3112906
Would you like to make the creepest dessert at home? Walking Dead Brain Cake, cleaver not included.
Boo for now;) x