Halloween Countdown: Today is Halloween!

Halloween Countdown: Today is Halloween!

Q: Where did Halloween begin?A: Halloween originated in Ireland over 2,000 years ago Ireland is typically believed to be the birthplace of Halloween.
Halloween Countdown: 1 day Until Halloween

Halloween Countdown: 1 day Until Halloween

Q: How did Trick or Treating come about?A: Trick-or-treating evolved from the ancient Celtic tradition of putting out treats and food to placate spirits who roamed the streets at Samhain, a sacred festival that marked the end of the Celtic calendar year.
Halloween Countdown: 2 Days Until Halloween

Halloween Countdown: 2 Days Until Halloween

Q: How did the tradition of dressing up for Halloween begin?A: Dressing up as ghouls and other spooks originated from the ancient Celtic tradition of townspeople disguising themselves as demons and spirits. The Celts believed that disguising themselves this way would...
Click here to view the VU Wildcats Basketball Early Season Schedule

Click here to view the VU Wildcats Basketball Early Season Schedule

Earlier today, the Villanova basketball team announced the schedule for their first several games starting in late November and spanning through December. Take a look at the beginning of the Wildcats’ 2020-2021 season:Wed., Nov. 252K Empire Classic (with Arizona...
Halloween Countdown: 3 Days Until Halloween

Halloween Countdown: 3 Days Until Halloween

Q: What is he history behind cats and Halloween?A: With their link to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (a precursor to Halloween) and later to witches, cats have a permanent place in Halloween folklore. During the ancient celebration of Samhain, Druids were said...
Halloween Countdown: 4 Days Until Halloween

Halloween Countdown: 4 Days Until Halloween

Q: How was the iconic Michael Myers mask Designed?A: Because the movie Halloween (1978) was on such a tight budget, they had to use the cheapest mask they could find for the character Michael Meyers, which turned out to be a William Shatner Star Trek mask. Shatner...
Halloween Countdown: 5 Days Until Halloween

Halloween Countdown: 5 Days Until Halloween

Q: Where do Jack-O-Lanterns get their name?A: According to Irish legend, Jack O’Lanterns are named after a stingy man named Jack who, because he tricked the devil several times, was forbidden entrance into both heaven and hell. He was condemned to wander the Earth,...
Halloween Countdown: 6 Days Until Halloween

Halloween Countdown: 6 Days Until Halloween

Q: Where does the term “Witch” come from?A: The word “witch” comes from the Old English wicce, meaning “wise woman.” In fact, wiccan were highly respected people at one time. According to popular belief, witches held one of their two main meetings, or...