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

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

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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Photo by renaissancechambara

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:


Most popular candy for trick-or-treaters:


Birthplace of Halloween:


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.