October 31, 2018 | by: amandamisner

Fun Facts About Halloween!

Happy Halloween!  Today’s not just about the “treats” or even the “tricks”!

Interesting Facts about Halloween!

  • Because the movie Halloween (1978) was on such a tight budget, they had to use the cheapest mask they could find for the character Michael Meyers, which turned out to be a William Shatner Star Trek mask. Shatner initially didn’t know the mask was in his likeness, but when he found out years later, he said he was honored.
  • The first Jack O’Lanterns were actually made from turnipsturnip
  • Samhainophobia is the fear of Halloween.
  • Fifty percent of kids prefer to receive chocolate candy for Halloween, compared with 24% who prefer non-chocolate candy and 10% who preferred gum
  • The first known mention of trick-or-treating in print in North America occurred in 1927 in Blackie, Alberta, Canada
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  • Black and orange are typically associated with Halloween. Orange is a symbol of strength and endurance and, along with brown and gold, stands for the harvest and autumn. Black is typically a symbol of death and darkness and acts as a reminder that Halloween once was a festival that marked the boundaries between life and death
  • Ireland is typically believed to be the birthplace of Halloween.
  • Scarecrows, a popular Halloween fixture, symbolize the ancient agricultural roots of the holiday
  • According to tradition, if a person wears his or her clothes inside out and then walks backwards on Halloween, he or she will see a witch at midnight.
  • Halloween is thought to have originated around 4000 B.C., which means Halloween has been around for over 6,000 years.
  • Children are more than twice as likely to be killed in a pedestrian/car accident on Halloween than on any other night.
  • Both Salem, Massachusetts, and Anoka, Minnesota, are the self-proclaimed Halloween capitals of the world.
  • Boston, Massachusetts, holds the record for the most Jack O’Lanterns lit at once (30,128).

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Source: Fact Retreiver

~Amanda