There’s more to this mysterious celebration than what meets the eye. This Halloween, it’s time to face some interesting facts about the spooky festival.
Spot the Spell-O
The correct spelling of Halloween is actually Hallowe’en.
I’m Old, Yet New!
Halloween celebrations date back 2000 years to Pagan traditions.
The tradition of wearing masks on Halloween comes from Welsh and Celtic traditions that claim the dead visit the living on October 31st.
The masks are intended to keep the spirits of the dead from recognizing the living.
About 99% of all pumpkins sold during Halloween are used as Jack O’ Lanterns.
Black cats get a bad rap on Halloween because they were once believed to be witch’s subordinates who protected their master’s dark powers.
While in England, it’s just the opposite. White cats are believed to be bad luck.
The Second Best
Halloween candy sales average about 2 billion dollars in the United States of America.
*Facts courtesy http://www.topcultured.com
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