Where Did Your Fall Traditions Come From?
Posted by New Home Resource on October 2, 2014 in
Just like every season or holiday, new decorations bring new life into your home. Even if the decorations are not actually new, they seem to be! You begin to see pumpkins, leaves and gourds to put you in the autumn mood! Click Here are a few decorating ideas we added to our pinterest page! We also did a little research on a few other activities that happen this time of year and how they came about. What are your some of your family traditions?
Apple trees were a staple for Colonial Americans, relying on the apples for butter, cider and pies. Since the fall season is the time of year that the fruit is at its peak, the ritual of apple picking has become a tradition.
Carving pumpkins dates back in time to Celtic traditions. To welcome good spirits and scare away bad ones, they would leave the “jack-o-lanterns” on a window or porch being lit by lumps of coal. Now we post pumpkins on our porches for decorations each year!
Back on the topic of apples… Candied apples or caramel apples as they are referred to these days, have existed for over 100 years. A candy maker was inventing a cinnamon hard candy when he got the idea of dipping apples into the mixture.
Bobbing for Apples
In you have ever been present at a Halloween party as a child, you may remember the nearly impossible bobbing for apples game! Little did we know that young unmarried individuals use to bob for apples to determine who would be married next.
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