Halloween Facts

Lorenzo H.

Halloween is right around the corner, and you may want to know some facts about this holiday!


  1. Jack-O-Lanterns were not always pumpkins! They used to be made out of potatoes or even turnips! But one thing stayed the same; the “lantern” part.
  2. Harvest and the death of summer are represented by colors, orange and black! That’s why most things are black and orange on Halloween!
  3. Related imageHarry Houdini “disappeared” (died) on Halloween; SCARY!
  4. Halloween is more Irish than St. Patrick’s Day! The holiday came from the Celtic tradition with a ghost named “Samhain”.
  5. Pumpkins also come in white, blue and green. Great for unique monster carvings!
  6. Halloween candy sales average about 2 billion dollars annually in the United States.
  7. Chocolate candy bars top the list as the most popular candy for trick-or-treaters with Snickers #1.
  8. Some believe that if you see a spider on Halloween, it is the spirit of a loved one watching over you.
  9. Halloween is the 2nd most salewise successful holiday, with Christmas being the first.
  1. The heaviest pumpkin ever was 2,323 lbs. !