One of the superstitions regarding Halloween is that it’s believed that the veil between the spirit world and that of mere mortals is so thin ~ that ghosts and spirits can walk among us and on this evening we can actually see them. For this reason, many people leave food outside their houses in the hopes that it will please the spirits of their loved ones who have passed on ~ this may be one of the theories behind Halloween treats.
Some traditions also say that we should bury apples in the garden to nourish the souls of any loved ones who have passed over within the last year.
One of the favorites I’ve heard is to stand in front of a mirror anytime after sunset and make a secret wish. While staring into the mirror, actually try to ‘see’ the fulfillment of your wish as you silently whisper what it is to the spirits around you. Your wish should come true in some fashion before this same time next year.
Finally ~ eat an apple ~ legends has it that eating an apple after midnight on All Hallow’s Eve will bring bushels of fortune and good luck in the year to come.