Interesting facts about halloween

September 4, 2009 | In: Funny Facts

Halloween, referred to as All Hallows Eve, was originally a pagan holiday in which they honored the dead. It was celebrated on October 31 since this was the last day of the Celtic calendar. The celebration dates back some 2,000 years.

Halloween candy sales average about 2 billion dollars annually in the United States.

The black cat has become an important symbol of Halloween because they have been connected with the viewpoint that they could protect the powers of a witch from negative forces – a past belief.

Pumpkins also come in white, blue and green. Great for unique monster carvings!

Halloween is the third biggest party day of the year behind New Year’s and Super Bowl Sunday, respectively

86% of Americans decorate their homes at Halloween.

Why are the colors of black and orange typically associated with the holiday of Halloween? It is thought that orange represents the harvests, which Halloween actually marks the endpoint of the harvest. As for black, it is the color that is most associated with death.

The biggest pumpkin in the world tipped the scales at a whopping 1,446 pounds. This gigantic gourd was weighed in October 2004 at a pumpkin festival in Port Elgin, Ontario, Canada.

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