Are you feeling that breezy autumn wind blowing through the leaves and curtains? That time of the year has come when everyone is gearing up to welcome the calming winter season and celebrate the spookiest of all celebrations, Halloween! The experience of celebrating and enjoying Halloween with family and friends is always the most memorable. Apart from the eerie decor, extravagant arrangement according to the themes, and gathering of loved ones in one place, one other major highlight is the unique food traditions. There are different parties and traditions followed at all places and today, we are taking a look at a few of them.
Unique & Spooky Halloween Food Traditions Followed In Different Parts Of The World
1. Pumpkin Lanterns
Who doesn’t know about the iconic lanterns for Halloween made by carving pumpkins? It is said the tradition of doing so began in Ireland, according to a report by St Neots Museum. Previously, people celebrated the spooky event by carving turnips and huge potatoes but soon the tradition changed to using pumpkins. The culture of shifting to pumpkin started after the 1846 potato famine. The folklore is that Jack, a drunk farmer, died and he could not enter heaven or hell due to his miserable activities on Earth. He started wandering on the Earth and later carved a turnip and put a burning piece of coal inside it to make it look like a lantern.
2. Rice Krispie Treats
You can either make these yummy treats or get them at stores at any time of the year but there is something special about enjoying them during the celebration of Halloween. It is a tradition in many families to make batches of these rice krispie treats at this time of the year and share those with children for trick-or-treaters.
3. Halloween Pumpkin Pie
This eerie celebration calls for a table full of delectable delicacies and desserts. One of the most famous foods that is made in most households on this occasion is pumpkin pie. Rich in the goodness and flavours of pumpkins, cinnamon, cranberries, and butter, every bite of this pie simply melts in your mouth. To resemble it with the tradition, you can even add an outer layer with some spooky cuts on it. You will need a list of ingredients and about 2 hours to bake this mouth-watering sweet treat.
4. Apples & Halloween Have Come A Long Way
Be it as an auspicious connection, making candy, or enjoying bobbings, Halloween has a long and old connection with apples. This fruit is deeply rooted in the customs and traditions of the festival. And when it comes to enjoying the food traditions of apples, there are tons of delish options to try such as apple bobbings, poison toffee apples, Halloween monster apples, peanut butter caramel apples, and more.
5. Halloween Candy
Is it even Halloween celebrations if you don’t fill up by gorging on lots of candy? Not only are these delicious but the spooky looks surely make sure that we crave a few more. From sharing candy with kids for trick-or-treaters to popping a few inside our mouths, candy is a must for this occasion.
Which of these food traditions do you follow on Halloween?
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