It was an old belief in England that the best time to see fairies was between twilight and midnight with the best days Hallowe'en (31 October), May Day, Midsummer Day (June 24), Lady Day (25 March) and Christmas Day (25 December). Leaf
If you can catch a leaf as it falls you should be lucky enough not to catch a cold during the winter, and if caught between Michaelmas (29 September) and Hallowe'en (31 October) the following year should be a prosperous one.
Traditionally Halloween is associated with the Ivy.
Harry Houdini, escapologist, died on this day in 1926.