In need of Halloween words that start with N?
The letter N is one of the more challenging letters to find Halloween-inspired words, but I had some fun putting this list together.
Here are all the Halloween-related words I could find beginning with N, I hope you find what you’re looking for:
Halloween Words That Start With N
Nasty – very bad or unpleasant.
Neighborhood – a district or community within a town or city.
Netherworld – the underworld; hell.
Newt – a small slender-bodied amphibian with lungs and a well-developed tail, typically spending its adult life on land and returning to water to breed.
Night – the period from sunset to sunrise in each twenty-four hours.
Nightfall – the onset of night; dusk.
Nightmare – a frightening or unpleasant dream.
Nightmarish – of the nature of a nightmare; very frightening or unpleasant.
Nighttime – the time between evening and morning; the time of darkness.
Noisy – making or given to making a lot of noise.
Noose – a loop with a running knot, tightening as the rope or wire is pulled and used to trap animals or hang people.
Not the best starting letter for Halloween-inspired words, but I found some spooky and dark words, I hope you’ll agree.
What Is the History of Halloween?
Not many people know about the history of Halloween and how it came to be what it is today.
Halloween’s roots can be traced back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain.
The Celts, who lived in Ireland, the United Kingdom, and northern France, celebrated their new year in November.
They believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred.
On the night of October 31 they celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth.
In addition to causing trouble and damaging crops, Celts thought that the presence of the otherworldly spirits made it easier for the Druids, or Celtic priests, to make predictions about the future.
For a people entirely dependent on the volatile natural world, these prophecies were an important source of comfort and direction during the long, dark winter.
To commemorate the event, Druids built huge sacred bonfires, where the people gathered to burn crops and animals as sacrifices to the Celtic deities.
Quite the far cry from how we celebrate Halloween today!
What Does Halloween Mean to You?
Halloween is my favorite holiday and means fun, pumpkin carving, and loads of treats, but what does it mean to you?
Do you enjoy Halloween, or is it a holiday that you don’t really celebrate?
Whatever you need for Halloween-inspired words, I hope you find what you’re looking for on the list above!
If there are any Halloween words that start with N you think should be on this list, please drop me a comment below to help others out.
If you want to find more Halloween-inspired lists of words beginning with the other letters of the alphabet, just click one of the letters below:
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