Halloween Fun Facts

Do you want to learn some Halloween facts? Halloween is a yearly celebration that is observed in several countries every 31st of October. This is the eve of the Western Christian feast of Hallows’ Day. This celebration initiates the time of the year where the dead are remembered including hallowing the martyrs, saints and other faithful believers who have departed from this world.

Here are some fun facts regarding Halloween celebration:

  • In the movie Halloween which was released in 1978, the film was on a very tight budget in that they had to use very cheap mask for the lead character Michael Meyers. The mask turned out to be a mask from Star Trek. The actor who used the mask in Star Trek initially had no clue that the mask was in his likeness and was delighted by the idea when he found out years after.
  • The first ever jack O’Lanterns were made from turnips.
  • The second highest grossing holiday commercially after Christmas is actually Halloween.
  • A lot of people get into the costume of witches during the Halloween night. The word witch actually comes from an old English word wicce which means wise woman. According to history, wiccan were a group of highly respected people in a certain period of time. As upheld by popular belief, witches would hold one of two of their important meeting in a year during a Halloween night.
  • During their Halloween trick or treat, fifty percent of the kids prefer to receive chocolate candies while 24 percent prefer non-chocolate and about 10 percent like to receive gums.
  • According to a famous Irish legend, Jack O’Lanterns is named after a mean and clever man named Jack who tricked the devil a couple of times. Because of his being cunning, he was loathed by the devil and was forbidden to enter into both hell and heaven. Jack was condemned to wander the earth for eternity occasionally waving his lantern in order to lure people into wandering away from their paths.
  • The largest pumpkin ever measured was recorded at 836 pounds and broke the world record in 1993.