10 things you didn’t know about Halloween!

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Halloween is around the corner. For most people Halloween was not very memorable last year; however, this year, it’s looking like the tradition is returning to a more familiar setting. Here’s a list of interesting facts you never knew about Halloween…

  1. The term “jack o’lantern” comes from an Irish folktale about a guy named “Stingy Jack.”
  2. The longest haunted house in the world is 3,564 feet long in Lewisburg, Ohio.
  3. Candy corn was originally called “chicken feed.”
  4. Americans spent $2.6 billion on candy alone for Halloween 2019.
  5.  Halloween is thought to have originated 4000 B.C.
  6. The idea of dressing up on Halloween comes from the Celts, an ancient group that originated in Europe.
  7. The second most commercialized holiday in the U.S. is Halloween. (Christmas is the first.)
  8. The first jack o’lantern was made of turnips.
  9. 50% of kids prefer to get chocolate candy on Halloween.
  10. Ireland is the birthplace of Halloween in most people’s eyes.

Hopefully, everyone has an amazing Halloween. Be sure to stay safe!

 

Sources:

https://parade.com/1066846/jessicasager/halloween-trivia/

https://www.factretriever.com/halloween-facts

https://www.businessinsider.com/13-facts-you-never-knew-about-halloween-2013-10