The British Royal Family and other royals around the globe love holidays as much as we do. However, many royal families aren’t too keen on celebrating Halloween, at least not publicly. Luckily for you, we’ve uncovered some royal Halloween traditions from the Windsors and beyond, including one surprising ritual practiced every year.
1. All Hallows’ Eve
If you love and adore Harry Potter as much as we do, then you know folks in the U.K. love All Hallows’ Eve. Celebrated on Oct. 31, their traditions are fairly similar to the ones we have in the United States. However, the Brits do have some Halloween traditions and beliefs of their own.
In England, it’s thought that you’re guaranteeing your own death if you look at your shadow in the moonlight on All Hallows’ Eve. We’ve heard worse.
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