14 Interesting Facts About Halloween

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Halloween

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Halloween is a fun and creative holiday…actually, my favorite (likely my birthday is just before the big day hehe…). This year I thought I’d give y’all some strange, interesting, and fun facts about Halloween.

  1. Halloween is a $6 billion industry.
  2. Samhainophobia is the fear of Halloween (I think my daughter has this…)
  3. The Old English word ‘wicce’, which means ‘wise woman’, is where the word witch came from.
  4. Jack-O-Lanterns are traditionally made from turnips instead of pumpkins in Great Britain. Today, to the disappointment of turnip farmers, pumpkins are used all over the world.
  5. In 2011, the largest trend for Halloween costumes was zombies.
  6. It is popular belief that witches hold one of their two meetings on Halloween.
  7. Some popular adult costumes include: vixens, nurses, batman, cats, and vampires.
  8. In Mexico, kids are rewarded with candy skulls when they trick-or-treat.
  9. Christmas is the first most commercially successful holiday world-wide…Halloween is second.
  10. 50% of kids prefer to receive chocolate candy on this gruesome night.
  11. Black is a symbol of darkness and death, and orange (the two colors associated with Halloween) is a symbol of endurance and strength.
  12. Alcohol poisoning is the biggest danger on Halloween, statistically.
  13. Halloween has been around for about 6,000 years.
  14. 2010 consisted of an estimated 41 million kids between the ages of 5 and 14 out trick-or-treating.

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