All the things you didn’t know about Halloween… YES, all in here!
Trick or treat? No tricks from us, just treats this Halloween, we can guarantee that! But until we get to the surprise we prepared for you on October 31st (what could it be, what could it be…), let’s delight ourselves with some reading, in order to uncover all the things you didn’t know about Halloween!
Did you know that…
Costume choices have changed drastically in the past 100 years?
In the 1920s, clowns were the most popular. Then it was Spiderman and Charlie Brown in the 1960s. Ghostface and Power Rangers in the 1990s. The most popular last year? A witch!
It was the Celts who probably invented the first trick or treating?
(As well as the original version of Halloween, for that matter) During Samhain, to celebrate the end of the year, they would leave treats and food on the doorstep to placate roaming spirits.
The Halloween season is a huge money maker?
In 2021 alone Halloween generated $10.2 billion. $3.3 billion in costume sales. $3.5 billion in candy sales. $3.4 billion on pumpkins and decorations. OMG! How’s your budget this year?
Moose love pumpkins?
In fact, in Alaska the moose emerge from the forest on Halloween night to eat the jack-o-lanterns off people’s front steps.
Halloween has gone by a few different names over the years?
All Hallow’s Eve, Witches Night, Snap-Apple Night, Samhain, Lamswool and Summer’s End.
Fear of everything Halloween-ish has a name?
It’s Samhainophobia. Yes, that’s a real thing.
Purple is the new black?
Actually, the most recognized Halloween colors are orange and black. Orange, of course, is the color of pumpkins as well as the changing fall colors. Black represents the night and death. Interestingly, purple is often considered the third Halloween color to make the holiday more kid-friendly.
Over 50% of trick or treaters prefer chocolate candy compared to any other?
Not surprisingly, the most popular Halloween candies are all chocolate based. 1) M&Ms 2) Reese Peanut Butter Cups 3) Kit Kat 4) Butterfinger 5) Snickers.
The Village Halloween Parade is the largest Halloween parade in the world?
Started in 1974 by puppeteer and mask maker Ralph Lee, the parade that runs through Greenwich Village in New York City is attended annually by 2 million spectators to watch over 50,000 costumed participants.