Happy Halloween!

October 29, 2020

So the clocks have gone back and it’s officially autumn – time for the three H’s; Heating on, Headlights on, and Halloween!

Whilst Halloween won’t be quite the same this year thanks to COVID-19, it doesn’t stop us marking the occasion and still doing the things we love to the best of our ability. 

Here at 67 Degrees, we’re looking for the pumpkin carving King or Queen! Share a photo of your scarily good pumpkins for a chance to win a box of the best-tasting brownies we’ve ever had, courtesy of our friends at Pom Cake Designs

Why not carve a car-themed design, like our VW Camper Van – we’re sure you can do better than us! In true pandemic spirit, we thought it only right that our pumpkin man wore a mask too.

To enter our Halloween competition, simply upload your best-carved pumpkin to the designated competition post on our Facebook page, which will go live on Friday morning (30th October). You’ll then have until midnight on Sunday (1st November) to get involved. 

The winner will be announced on our Facebook page on Monday (2nd November), so keep an eye on it to find out if you’re a winner! 

As it’s Halloween, we thought we’d share these hauntingly good Halloween facts – you’re welcome!

  1. Before we carved pumpkins, it was actually turnips, potatoes and beetroots that were carved. The tradition originated in Ireland and it was only Halloween’s popularity in America that changed all of that. 
  2. The record for the fastest ever pumpkin carved was an incredible 16.47 seconds! The carving was of a face, including eyes, nose, mouth, and ears.
  3. The most popular children’s Halloween costumes are in fact princesses and superheroes.
  4. The origins of Halloween go back over 2,000 years. It was established as a pre-Christian Celtic festival to mark summer’s end and was previously celebrated on November 1st. 
  5. The tradition of trick-or-treating has existed since medieval times and used to be known as ‘guising’. Young people would dress in costumes and ask for food or money in exchange for songs and poems. 

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