10 Fun Halloween facts

Written by on October 29, 2013

This list is chocked full of fun and informative facts that you may not have known about Halloween. Some are even down right laughable! Brush up on your Halloween trivia with these 10 informative facts.

1. In Hollywood, it is illegal to use Silly String on Halloween! Law breakers may face a fine of up to $1, 000 if caught red handed.

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2. Both black and orange are known as Halloween colors. While orange is a symbol of strength and endurance, black is acknowledged as a symbol of death and darkness which is a reminder that Halloween once was a festival of life and death. Gold and brown are associated with harvest and autumn.

3. Weight gain from Halloween may average out to three pounds for trick-or-treaters.

4. The biggest Halloween parade/event in across the nation is the Village Halloween Parade held in New York City.

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5. $330 million are spent on pet costumes. 

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6. One of the most well known magicians, Harry Houdini died on Halloween night, 1926 from appendecitis as a result of three stomach punches.

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7. The record for the most Jack O’ Laterns lit at once was held in Boston, Massachusetts with a whopping 30,128!

8. Ireland is believed to be the birthplace of Halloween.

9. In the U.K., white cats are considered bad luck, just the opposite of the thought in the U.S. of black cats.

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10. Have you ever heard of Samhainophobia? The word refers to the fear of Halloween and  there are thousands of people which suffer from it.

Photo Sources-LaCurbed, The Village Parade, The Cottage Market, American Memory Library of Congress, Luvimages

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