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 turnips
- 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
- 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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