Fun Facts about Halloween

In October 27, 2016

Halloween is just around the corner! Whether you’re planning on celebrating by dressing up and partying the night away, or you’ve got children at home excited to go trick-or-treating, Halloween can be a fun holiday for the whole family. What better way to get into the spirit of ghosts and goblins than with some Halloween trivia and fun facts? From fun facts about Halloween candy to info about the month of October, we have your fun trivia covered.

15 Fun Facts About Halloween

  1. Samhainophobia is the fear of Halloween.
  2. Boston, Massachusetts holds the record for the most jack-o-lanterns lit all at the same time. A whopping 30,128!
  3. Ireland is thought to be the birthplace of Halloween.
  4. Trick-or-treating has its traditional roots from the ancient Celtic practice of putting out food to appease spirits who roamed through towns during the festival of Samhain.
  5. Jack-o-lanterns weren’t always made using pumpkins. The original jack-o-lanterns were made out of turnips.
  6. The largest pumpkin ever measured was 1,446 lbs.
  7. No silly string allowed – In Hollywood, vendors may get slapped with a $1,000 fine for selling silly string the day of Halloween due to vandalization of property from the string being sprayed on storefronts and buildings.
  8. The Celts marked Halloween (Samhain) as their New Year celebration. The Wiccan calendar still marks Halloween as their New Year celebration.
  9. Halloween is the second most commercial American holiday of the year.
  10. Many animal shelters won’t allow black cats to be adopted around Halloween. They deem that time of year unsafe for the black furry critters.
  11. Americans buy roughly 600 million pounds of candy for Halloween.
  12. Snickers(R) bars are named after Frank Mars’ favorite horse.
  13. About 35 million pounds of candy corn are produced every year.
  14. The colors that represent Halloween, orange and black, represent harvest and death in Celtic legend.
  15. The most filmed movie character is Dracula.

Now that you’re equipped with some fun facts about Halloween for kids and adults alike, you’re well prepared to make the most of this traditional holiday. Are you planning on spooking up the festivities as a ghost or spirit? Wondering if you’ll need a ghost passport? Make sure you have a certified copy of your death certificate for your Halloween travels! No ghouls can travel without one!

 

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