Random Fact Tuesday- 8 more days until Halloween

  • Consumers will spend over $2.5 Billion during Halloween
  • Orange and black are Halloween colors because orange is associated with the Fall harvest and black is associated with darkness and death.
  • Eisenhower’s 1958 White House was lit with an orange glow for a staff lunch given by the First Lady.
  • Chocolate makes up about 75% of trick or treaters loot. Snickers is the #1 most poupular candy for trick or treaters.
  • October 30 is National Candy Corn Day.
  • 51 million American adults wore Halloween costumes in 2008.
  • Of the pumpkins marketed domestically, 99% of them are used as Jack-o-lanterns
    at Halloween
  • The Scots believed in “Samhanach,” a goblin who came out only on Halloween and stole children.
  • In France, more than 30,000 werewolf cases were tried between 1520 and 1630.
  • “Samhainophobia” is the morbid fear of Halloween.
  • Pennslyvania was the first colony to legalize witchcraft.
  • In Lewis, Scotland, Halloween was once celebrated by designating one man to wade into the evening sea and offer a cup of ale to Shoney, a sea god.
  • The first Frankenstein film was produced by Thomas Edison in 1910.

Jack-o-lantern Patterns-  free printable designs for carving your pumkins this year


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