fun facts about halloween

Fun Facts About Halloween

Halloween

For more than 2000 years, Halloween has been celebrated. It is a major festival that celebrates the beginning of winter and the end of summer. Traditionally, this might be celebrated with scary stories and plenty of singing and dancing around a big bonfire.

fun facts about halloween Fun Facts About Halloween

  • European immigrants celebrated the harvest with song and dance around a bonfire, and ghost stories, were the ones who brought Halloween celebrations to North America.
  • On November 1st All Saints Day is celebrated. This is a day for the Christendom saints who don’t have a special day in their name. On this day, Christians celebrate a mass known as the ‘All Hallow’s Mass, and the day before became known as Halloween.
  • Halloween celebrations, parties, and trick or treating is very popular in the US. The amount spent on Halloween exceeds 2.5 billion dollars yearly and that’s just in the US.
  • Orange and black are the colors associated with Halloween. Black represents darkness and death, while the orange represents the fall harvest.
  • Jack-o-Lanterns, were made with a candle placed in a hollowed out pumpkin or turnip were originally used to keep away the ghosts and spirits on Halloween.
  • The sale of candies for Halloween reaches approx. 2 billion dollars yearly, which means this is one of the most commercial US festivals.
  • Besides Christmas, there is no other festival where so much money is spent, as with Halloween.
  • Halloween is celebrated as the Day of the Dead in Mexico.
  • The world’s largest pumpkin, weighing 1446 pounds, was part of a Halloween festival in the province of Ontario in Canada.

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