Facts About Halloween

Facts About Halloween

Oct 21
Facts About Halloween

Do you love all things Halloween? Do you have your next five costumes planned in advance? Learn more about your favorite holiday with these interesting facts about Halloween!

Things You May Not Know About Halloween

Do you know these fun facts about Halloween?

Turnips Instead Of Pumpkins?

Did you know that the first jack-o-lanterns were made by the Irish out of turnips to keep a character named Stingy Jack away? Legend has it that Stingy Jack made a deal after capturing the Devil so that he wouldn’t go to hell when he died. However, when he did die, Heaven wouldn’t let him in either and he is doomed to walk the earth alone.

Low Budget Movie Resulted In Iconic Look

How many times have you seen the movie Halloween? When being produced, the team had an incredibly tight budget and they were instructed to find a mask – any mask – for Mike Myers character. While digging around, someone found an old Star Trek mask that was supposed to look like William Shatner! They ended up using it and the rest is history!

Bone Fires or Bonfires?

Enjoying a fun bonfire on Halloween after trick-or-treating is a tradition for some people. But did you know that it wasn’t actually called a bonfire? In ancient times, Druid priests would throw cattle bones into the fire, which was called a “bone fire”.

Just What Is A Trick Anyway?

In ancient times children would perform a trick – usually reciting a poem, singing a song, or another talent to earn their treat!

Find Your Husband On Halloween

In the 1700s many women would partake in various activities to learn more about their future husbands. Some would throw apple peels over their shoulders to see their future husband’s initials. Others would hold a wet sheet in front of the fire hoping their future husband’s outline would appear.

Boston, All Lit Up!

Boston currently holds the world record of the largest number of Jack-O-Lanterns lit at the same time – a whopping 30, 128!

Calories, Calories, Calories

On average, the number of calories that are in a bag of Halloween candy collected by a child reach more than 11,000! Let’s hope that the candy lasts for a very long time!

Your Pumpkin Doesn’t Have To Be Orange!

Although orange is the traditional color, pumpkins come in many varieties and you can even grow blue, green, and white pumpkins!

Trick Or Treating Was Halted In World War II

During WWII many supplies had to be rationed, including sugar. This resulted in many candy companies halting their production and as a result, trick or treating was canceled.

Your Pumpkin May Have Come From Illinois

The state of Illinois is known for producing more pumpkins than any other state – dedicating a full 15,00- acres to growing our fabulous future jack-o-lanterns.

America Loves Halloween

Every year, an average of 86% of homeowners and renters will decorate for Halloween!

What’s The Top Halloween Candy?

The answer might surprise you – the most popular Halloween candy is Skittles!

Hopefully, you and your loved ones have a safe and fun Halloween this year! Enjoy your treats, bonfires, and costumes!

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