10 Fun&Spooky Facts about Halloween I guarantee you didn't know about!
Did you know that Halloween is the second grossing commercial holiday just after Christmas?! Since fall is here, Halloween is near and while we stay home away from crowded place, we decided to share with You some funny facts about this spooky holiday that you probably haven't heard about before. Also do not forget to check out our previous posts about some great and easy also delicious recipes!
1. Black and orange are colors associated with Halloween. Orange is a symbol of strength and endurance and, along with brown and gold, as they all stand for the autumn. Black is considered as the symbol of death and darkness and is a reminder that Halloween once was a festival that marked the boundaries between life and death.
2. Some shelters suspend black cat adoptions for Halloween as they fear that the animals are in danger of satanic cults in the days before Halloween.
3. The birthplace of Halloween is Ireland as believed.
4. A city in Canada banned teens over 16 from trick-or-treating.
According to CBC, anyone over the age of 16 caught trick-or-treating — or even just wearing masks — in Bathurst, Canada, faces up to a $200 fine. The city also has a curfew for everyone else, so even those under 16 aren't allowed out after 8 p.m. on Halloween.
5. The term trick or treating wasn't used until the 1920s, when it was adopted in America.
The first mention of trick or treating in print was on November 4 1927, according to Today I Found Out
6. Skittles are the top Halloween candy. Well, not some happy news about the teethes. The bite-sized candies outranked M&M's, Snickers, and Reese's Cups, according to 11 years of sales data from CandyStore.com. And even though candy corn also made the top 10, the tricolored treats also ranked among the worst Halloween candies, according to a CandyStore.com survey.
7. Scottish girls believed they could see images of their future husband if they hung wet sheets in front of the fire on Halloween. Other girls believed they would see their boyfriend’s faces if they looked into mirrors while walking downstairs at midnight on Halloween.
8. In Alabama, it is illegal to dress up as a priest or as a nun on Halloween.
9. The average bag of candy that one child will collect on Halloween contains about 11,000 calories.
10. 50% of children prefer to receive chocolate on Halloween over other types of treats. 24% of children like candy, and 10% would choose gum. Dentists sure have a lots of work!
For this year, don't forget to wear your face mask!
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