It’s the most SPOOKtacular time of the year! Let’s celebrate with some CREEPY and SPOOKY-GOOD Trivia.
- At one time it was customary to perform dances, songs, prayers, and plays in order to receive their treats.
- Since it’s invention is 1898, candy corn has been, and continues to be, wildly popular! Today, nearly 35 million pounds of candy corn are produced each year.
- Harry Houdini, American’s favorite magician, fittingly, died on October 31, 1926.
- Halloween is big business – it’s the second-largest commercial holiday in America.
- Tootsie Rolls were the first wrapped penny candy in America
- Jack o’ Lanterns originated in Ireland where people placed candles in hollowed out turnips to keep away spirits and ghosts.
- Ancient Celts thought that spirits and ghosts roamed the countryside on Halloween night. They began wearing masks and costumes to avoid being recognized as human.
- Bobbing for apples is thought to have originated from the Roman harvest festival that honors Pamona, the goddess of fruit trees.
- San Francisco is the Number 1 US city for Trick or Treating.
- 86% of Americans decorate their house for Halloween
- Over 10% of pet owners dress their pets in Halloween costumes.
- The pumpkin originated in Mexico over 9,000 years ago
- Bobby “Boris” Pickett composed The Monster Mash in 1962
- The first citywide celebration of Halloween was in Anoka, MN in 1921
- The phrase “I got a rock” became of the most famous lines from It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, and in all of the Peanuts franchise
Whether you’re working Halloween Night, or you’ll be taking your ghouls, goblins, and ghosts out for some spooky fun, have a “fangtasticly” good time on Halloween!