12 HALLOWEEN FUN FACTS

halloweenA list of interesting Halloween fun facts for those who like alternating between trick and treat:

  1. More than fifty percent of kids like receiving chocolate candy on Halloween as compared to 24% who prefer other candy and 10% who want gum.
  2. The fear of Halloween is called Samhainophobia.
  3. The colors orange and black are typically associated with Halloween. Orange signifies strength and stands for autumn and harvest. Black signifies darkness/death and serves as reminder of the fact that Halloween once marked the thin line between life and death.
  4. It is believed that Ireland was the birthplace of Halloween, where it originated over 2,000 years ago.
  5. Statistics reveal that on a Halloween night, children are more than twice as likely to get involved in a car or pedestrian night as compared to other nights! Make sure your kid stays safe on Halloween.
  6. After Christmas, Halloween is the second largest commercial festival.
  7. Tradition says that if a person wears their clothes inside out and walks backwards on a Halloween night, they will see a witch at midnight.
  8. Trick or treat has originated from the Celtic tradition of offering food to pacify spirits who took to the streets during a Celtic festival.
  9. In countries like Australia and France, Halloween is seen as an overly commercialized event.
  10. Scarecrows, that occupy a special place in the tradition of Halloween, signify the agricultural roots of this day.
  11. Scottish girls believed that on hanging wet sheets in front of a fire on Halloween, they could see the image of their future husband. Girls in other parts of the world believed while walking downstairs at midnight, they would see their boyfriend’s face in the mirror.
  12. In the US alone, Halloween candy sales generate 2 billion dollars each year.

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