When the time comes to wear spooky costumes, it is then that the first thing that strikes our mind is the apple bobbing Halloween tradition, the major highlight of the Halloween party. Bobbing for apples is a game that is played by people, especially children, as a part of Halloween custom.
Talking about the history of bobbing for apples, this game has its
origin in the Celtic times and it was during those times that the game
was not just played for fun, but it had a lot of importance attached to
it. Apples are usually associated with love or fertility goddesses. Read
further to explore information about bobbing for apples-Halloween custom
In this game, water is filled in a tub or basin and apples are put in
the water. Apples are less dense than water and it is owing to this fact
that apples keep floating at the surface of water. The game consists of
grabbing the floating apples with teeth, without using hands. And it is
believed that the first person that succeeds in catching the apple would
be the next one to marry. How far this game is helpful in deciding the
future is unknown, but definitely it provides a platform to the people,
to come together and celebrate the festivity of Halloween.