Apple Bobbing…..Did You Know?

By  | October 29, 2018 | Filed under: Interesting Facts, News

b1b040ziqaani5rApple bobbing, also called bobbing for apples, is a game often played on Halloween, usually by children. The game is played by filling a tub or a large basin with water and putting apples in the water. Because apples are less dense than water, they will float at the surface. Players then try to catch one with their teeth without using their arm. Sometimes the arms are tied behind the back to prevent cheating.

Some people claim that the Halloween custom of bobbing for apples dates all the way back to pre-Christian Ireland and the pagan festival of Samhain.

Samhain festival began in Celtic Ireland about 2,000 years ago, Samhain was the division of the year between the lighter half (summer) and the darker half (winter). At Samhain the division between this world and the otherworld was at its thinnest, allowing spirits to pass through.

 

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