In America, it is said that having a black cat cross your path will bring you bad luck. And if a white cat crosses your path, it will bring you good luck. But in countries like Britain, and Japan, the superstition is reversed.
Oddly enough in the middle ages black cats were hunted and burned alive on Easter and Shrove Tuesday(Known as the day before Ash Wednesday, in countries such as Ireland and Canada). They were said to be linked to occultism.
It is said that putting a lit candle in a Jack-o Lantern on Halloween will ward off demons and evil spirits.
If on Halloween a candle blows itself out, it is said that you are in the presence of a spirit.
In Scotland young women would play a game on Halloween involving Hazel nuts to see if their suitors would be faithful. They would put a row of hazel nuts on the grate in the fire,and assign each hazelnut a name, then they would chant:
"If you love me pop and fly;
if you hate me, burn and die"
In Britain its said that Satan was a nut gatherer, so nuts were considered magic charms on Halloween.
Bobbing For Apples
This Halloween past time originated in the Celtic era. The superstition goes, the first person in the group that is playing to bite an apple will be the first to marry.