Interesting Facts About Halloween

Halloween or Hallowe'en, also known as All Hallows' Eve , is a yearly celebration observed in a number of countries on October 31, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows Day (better known as All Saints Day),
a Catholic holiday commemorating Christian saints and martyrs observed since the early Middle Ages on November 1.

Now Lets Check out a selection of facts about Halloween that will surprise you
  • Its Estimated that total Halloween spending reached $8 billion in 2012. That is over $79 per household.
  •  Halloween is the second highest grossing commercial holiday after Christmas.

  •  Ireland is believed to be the birthplace of Halloween. It was originally a Celtic Festival called Samhain which celebrated the Harvest.

  • The First Jack-o'-lanterns were actually made from turnips.
  • Worlds Largest Pumkin weighed 1872 pounds.
  •   While Pumkins are typically Orange in Colour, they can also be Green, Red, White and Grey 
  •   In Alabama its illegal to dress-up as a priest

  • In Hollywood there is a $1000 fine for using Silly String on Halloween

  •  Barmbrack used to be a traditional food eaten on Halloween. And it contained various objects baked into it and was used as a sort of fortune-teling game

  • The number one candy of Choice is Snikers for Halloween

  • Have Leftover Candy? Save it! Hard Candy lasts for a year, While Chocolate can last up to two.
  • October 30th is National Candy Corn Day.
  •  Americans Purchasing over 20 million pounds of Candy Corn each year. 
  •  More Candy is Sold on October 28th than any other day of the year.
  •  Halloween can give you Diarrhea. Seriously. Consuming too much candy with Fructose and Sorbitol can give you Diarrhea
  •   Thousands of people suffer from Samhainophobia which is an irrational fear of Halloween
  • Its actually very rare for a full moon to occur on Halloween. Although, its predicted to occur 10/31/2020
  • Magician Harry Houdini died on Halloween 
  •  Vanilla Ice, Willow Smith, Dan Rather were all born on October 31st
  • According to legend, if you see a spider on Halloween, it's actually the spirit of a loved one watching over you.
  • In the UK white cats are thought to bring bad luck, not like black cats in the US.
  • Many Shelters don't allow black cats to be adopted around Halloween for fear that they may be tortured or scarificed.
  • Contrary to popular belief, no one has put razor blades or poison in goodies for random trick-or-treaters.
  • Finally your Ghost costume isn't authentic unless you poop in it. Seriously, Ghosts are believed to keep the same form they had at death and a side effects of death is involuntary defecation.

Some more fascinating facts shown in the below infograph:-

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