Get Spooky this Halloween at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

Halloween is right around the corner and we can feel the spooky vibes in the air!

Halloween watsons bay

In honor of the eeriest date in the calendar, here are some of our favourite facts about Halloween!

Halloween was originally thought to have originated in Ireland, Halloween was originally a Celtic festival called Samhain, and a day where spirits of the dead roamed the earth. People would dress in costume and leave ‘treats’ out on their doorstop for the roaming spirits.

Legends say that if you spot a spider on Halloween night, it is the spirit of a loved one watching over you.

American towns Salem, Massachusetts and Anoka, Minnesota are both self-proclaimed Halloween capitals of the world!

Pumpkin carving, once upon a time, was turnip carving! The term Jack O Lantern came from a Celtic folk tale where a stingy farmer named Jack would play regular tricks on the devil. His punishment was to wander the earth, banned from Heaven and Hell, with only a lump of coal to guide his way which he placed inside a carved turnip.

Here’s one to try on Halloween – if you turn your clothes inside out and walk backwards on Halloween, you’ll see a witch at midnight!

watsons bay face painting

Join us on Monday, 31st of October – we’ve got FREE face painting + kids fish & chips* in Beach Club PLUS grab our local trick or treat map to get your candy fix!

Happy Halloween!