Interesting & Weird Facts About Halloween

Did you know that there are more than 2 million people who celebrate Halloween each year? Read on for some interesting fun facts about Halloween!
Interesting & Weird Facts About Halloween
Weird Facts About Halloween

Halloween is on its way, so it’s time to ready you for costume parties, trick-or-treat, and carnivals. There will be stories of ghosts, ghouls, and candies around you. People will probably decorate their houses with artificial pumpkins, cobwebs, and owls

This supernatural celebration has a long history; most people love celebrating this occasion. But do you know how Halloween came into being and why it is associated with black cats, owls, and bats? We have collected some weird facts about Halloween for you. 

Fact - #1. Halloween initially originated in Ireland. In this country, people probably use this occasion to play fortune-telling games and to predict their love.

Fact - #2. “Halloween” is a short term for “Hallows’ Eve” or “Hallows’ Evening,” which was the evening before All Hallows’ (holy day).

Fact - #3. Halloween is the second highest-grossing commercial holiday after Christmas.

Fact - #4. Halloween is thought to have been initiated around 4000 B.C., which reveals that Halloween has been celebrated for over 6,000 years.

Fact - #5. The tradition of wearing scary costumes comes from the ancient Celts. These people believed that dressing like a demon would confuse or hold off the evil spirits who came out on the streets during the Samhain (it is probably a Gaelic festival that starts at the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the “darker half” of the year).

Fact - #6. The owl is considered a famous image on Halloween because, in ancient times, it was supposed to be the part of witches, and if they heard its voice, it meant someone was about to die.

Fact - #7. Trick or treat also comes from the Celtic tradition. They place food outside their houses to call upon the devils and spirits.

Fact - #8. Samhainophobia is the term used to describe the fear of Halloween.

Fact - #9. Orange and Black color is most associated with Halloween because orange is a symbol of strength and fortitude, and, along with brown and gold, it represents harvest season. On the other hand, Black is typically a symbol of death and darkness. This color acts as a reminder that Halloween once was a festival that manifests the boundaries between life and death.

Fact - #10. According to a survey, almost 50% of children prefer to have chocolates as Halloween treats. 24% of them like candy, and only 10% would like to have gum.

Fact - #11. Scottish girls believed that if they hung wet sheets in front of the fire on Halloween, they could see images of their future husbands.

Fact - #12. According to ancient tradition, if a person wears his clothes inside out and starts walking in a backward direction on Halloween, he could be able to see a witch.

Fact - #13. Although studies have revealed that full moons connect with Halloween, the full moon is rarely seen on Halloween. The recent Halloween full moons appeared in 1955, 1974, and 2020. It is expected that on Oct 31, 2039, there will be a full moon on Halloween.

Fact - #14. The giant pumpkin ever grown was about 2702 pound, and, Stefano Cutrupi the pumpkin creator, also have their name written in the guinness world record.

Fact - #15. Scarecrows, known as a popular Halloween fixture, represent the ancient agricultural roots of the holiday.

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