Halloween Trivia…just for fun

As Halloween is quickly approaching so I thought I might share some Halloween trivia.

  • Any ideas on the first wrapped penny candy?   Give up…Tootsie roll.
  • Did you know orange and black are Halloween colors because orange is associated with the fall harvest and black is associated with darkness and death.
  • Do you suffer from Samhainophobia? Not sure? Well you do if you have an intense fear of Halloween.
  • Jack o’ Lanterns originated in Ireland where people placed candles in hollowed-out turnips to keep away spirits and ghosts on the Samhain holiday.
  • Samhain, or Halloween, is also known as All Hallow’s Eve, Hallowmas, Day of the Dead, Third Harvest, Hallowstide, and Celtic New Year.
  • Sometimes called the Witches’ New Year’s Eve, the dark half of the year commences on October 31st. 
  • The ancient Celts thought that spirits and ghosts roamed the countryside on Halloween night. They began wearing masks and costumes to avoid being recognized as human.
  • Halloween candy sales average about 2 billion dollars annually in the United States.
  • What is the # 1 most popular candy for trick-or-treaters? Snickers.

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