The symbol of Pomona is the apple and the incorporation of this celebration into Samhain seems to explain the tradition of bobbing for apples that is practiced in modern day Halloween celebrations. Oct 31, 2013 The Secret, Steamy History Of Halloween Apples: The Salt A Halloween apple was once a powerful symbol of fertility and immortality.
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But according to Nicholas Rogers, a history professor at York University in Toronto and author of" Halloween: From Pagan Ritual to Party Night" (Oxford University Press, 2003), " there is no hard evidence that Samhain was specifically devoted to the dead or to ancestor worship.
So, here comes Halloween! A holiday totally centered around" treats. " I like it! What a great idea that was. According to The Witches Voice of Clearwater, Florida, Halloween started out somewhere in the British Isles and was a feast for the dead (a lot of good that did them! ). In fact, in Mexico, October 31st is still celebrated as Day of the Dead.