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09 October 2012

15 Halloween Fun Facts

Carve your Jack O' Lanterns, dress like a zombie, turn orange, black and go 'Trick-or-Treating'... Yeah! It's Halloween. Get spooky and check out some fun facts you never knew about Halloween.

Halloween Fun Facts

  1. Halloween is short for Hallow's Eve or Hallow's Evening.
  2. The first Jack O' Lanterns were made from turnips and beets.
  3. According to an Irish legend, Jack O’Lanterns was actually a stingy man named Jack who, because he tricked the devil several times, was forbidden entrance into both heaven and hell. So, he wandered on Earth, waving his lantern to lead people away from their paths.
  4. On Halloween's night, it is believed that if you stand in front of the mirror at midnight, you'll be able to see the reflection of your spouse just above your left shoulder.
  5. Ireland is believed to be the birth place of Halloween
  6. Halloween is the second highest grossing holiday in the Western world with Christmas being the first.
  7. Children are more twice more likely to be killed in a road accident on Halloween than any other night.
  8. Fifty Percent kids prefer to chocolate candy on Halloween.
  9. Halloween is one of the world's oldest celebrations dating back to almost 2000 years and was celebrated by Celts living is present day Britain.
  10. Orange and Black are the colours of Halloween. Orange symbolizes harvest as Halloween is celebrated at the end of the harvest season and blacks symbolizes death.
  11. Travellers carry a piece of bread crossed with salt, to keep them safe from witches on Halloween nights.
  12. According to a legend, if you see a spider on Halloween, it is actually the spirit of a loved one watching over you.
  13. "Trick-or-Treating" originally started in England when the poor begged for food and families would give them pastries called "soul cakes" in return for a pray for their familiy's dead relatives.
  14. The tradition of ghostly costumes comes from the legend that spirits and ghosts return to Earth on Halloween and if you dress like ghost, they might mistake you for fellow spirits.
  15. Every year, candy sells on Halloween can reach upto 2 billion dollars in USA alone.

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