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Halloween

I understand bobbing for apples is a popular part of the event 

Halloween

I understand bobbing for apples is a popular part of the event 

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  • Beth
  • United States
  • 31 Oct 2015, 01:26
Yes - quite popular but I'm not sure why. This is a great shot depicting it though.
Bill Phillips: Bobbing for apples has been an autumn tradition for hundreds of years. Despite its presence at Halloween parties and festivals today, however, its origins are more rooted in love and romance than tricks and treats. In fact, it began as a British courting ritual, popular among young ladies and their potential beaus. There were several variations of game: In one set of rules, each apple was assigned to a potential mate. The bobber would then attempt to bite into the apple named for the young man she desired. If it only took her one try, they were destined for romance. If she succeeded with her second attempt, he would court her but their love would fade. If it took three tries, their relationship was doomed. Another approach to the game was a race to be the first to bite an apple; the first to emerge successful would be the first to marry. A related superstition suggested that if a girl put the apple she had bitten underneath her pillow, she would see her future soul mate in her dreams that night.
it's easier than bobbing for French fries Bill grin
....petersmile
Bill Phillips: I think soggy French fries would be most unpleasant Peter
  • Lisl
  • Batheaston, Bath
  • 31 Oct 2015, 07:22
Not sure I would want to "bob" here, Bill!
Bill Phillips: I am sure I wouldn't
  • Chris
  • England
  • 31 Oct 2015, 07:33
Better you than me then..
Bill Phillips: I detest Halloween
  • Gil Zetbase
  • Germany
  • 31 Oct 2015, 08:18
Amazing pic!
Have a nice week-end!
Photographe Gil Zetbase
http://www.gilzetbase.com/
Bill Phillips: Tha nk you. you too
Do they sink after a while Bill? Halloween is not my cup of tea!
Bill Phillips: I have no idea Richard. I don't like Halloween either
I remember being so proud as a young child to have gotten the first one at a church party. Duckweed is usually not part of the water though.
Bill Phillips: This would not have been a good place to bob for apples Mary
très jolie photo
Bill Phillips: merci beaucoup
The water doesn't look that inviting even if the apples do.
Bill Phillips: You would not want to bob in this Brian
Fruit and Veg in one gulp - yuk.
Bill Phillips: Not a nice prospect
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 31 Oct 2015, 18:25
I think it's very sexual in it's original concept and form ... Bring back the old days I say ... 'cause I'm 'old school'.
Bill Phillips: Indeed as I said in my reply to Beth
A very nice shot, Bill!
Bill Phillips: Nicer than the thought of bobbing in this pond grin
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 2 Nov 2015, 07:03
Those apples are making a break for their freedom, Bill...you can't keep an apple uprising down!
Bill Phillips: Apples rule

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