Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Facts about Halloween

Halloween is said to have originated around 4000 years before the birth of Christ, meaning Halloween has been around for over 6,000 years. That being said, here are 10 facts about this spooky night. I hope you enjoy.

10. Jack O’Lanterns were actually made first from turnips.

9. When it first started, you had to dance for your treat when you go trick or treating.

8. There's a fine of $1,000 or six month in jail for using or selling Silly String in Hollywood on Halloween.

7. Samhainophobia is the fear of Halloween.

6. Chocolate will make up about three-quarters of a trick-or-treater’s bag, according to the National Confectioners Association.

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5. Around the time of the earliest Halloween celebrations, you would have dress up with animal skins and heads.

4. The largest pumpkin ever measured was grown by a man named Norm Craven, who broke the world record in 1993 with a 836 pound pumpkin.

3. Ireland is actually believed to be the birthplace of Halloween.

2. A full moon on Halloween is very rare.

1. Halloween has variously been called All Hallows’ Eve, Witches Night, Lamswool, Snap-Apple Night, Samhaim, and Summer’s End.

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