10 Things You Didn’t Know About Halloween (Halloween Facts)



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Here are 10 little Halloween facts and stats that you impress your friends and family with (or just read through, share and then forget; either is fine). Enjoy!

With Halloween just around the corner, I thought it might be interesting to dig into the holiday and some of the interesting Halloween facts relating to it.

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We all know about the costumes, trick-or-treating, pumpkins and horror movies, but just how much do you actually know about Halloween?

Halloween Facts and Stats

Largest Halloween party ever:

17,777 costumed guests in New Orleans


Origin of trick-or-treating:

19th Century Scotland


Amount spent on Halloween candy annually in the US:

$2 billion


Amount of Halloween candy purchased:

600 million pounds per year


Percentage of US households that pass out candy:

74%


Most popular candy for trick-or-treaters:

Snickers


Birthplace of Halloween:

Ireland


Estimated beginning of Halloween:

Around 4,000 BC


Amount spent on Halloween-related items in the US:

$66.28 per person


The penalty for using or selling Silly String in Hollywood on Halloween:

Max $1,000 fine and 6 months in jail


Bonus Factoid: Michael Myers’ mask in the movie Halloween, was actually a William Shatner Star Trek mask
Bonus #2: Here is a list of the most popular Halloween candy in each US state.

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