How much do you know about Halloween?

11 Halloween facts you most likely never hear of!

Witch on a broom in front of a moon.

Witch on a broom in front of a moon.

Kaylee Yakish, Contributor


  • People in the U.S spend approximately total of $5.8 billion on Halloween decoration, costumes and candy.
  • Samhainophobia is the fear of Halloween.
  • The first Jack-O-Lanterns were originally made from turnips.
  • If Brach’s laid out the candy corn kernels it sells each year end to end, they would wrap around the Earth 4.25 times.
  • An old North American superstition states that if a black cat crosses your path, it is an omen of bad luck.
  • Originally, you had to dance for your “treat.”
  • Halloween is the second highest grossing commercial Holiday after Christmas.
  • The holiday can be traced back more than 2,000 year.
  • Fifty percent of kids prefer to receive chocolate candy for Halloween, compared with 24% who prefer non-chocolate candy and 10% who preferred gum.
  • The largest pumpkin ever measured was grown by Norm Craven, who broke the world record in 1993 with a 836 lb pumpkin.
  • If you’d been around for the earliest Halloween celebrations, you might have worn animal skins and heads.



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