Halloween

1. Halloween is on October 31st, the last day of the Celtic calendar. It was originally a pagan holiday, honoring the dead, and it dates back to over 2000 years ago.

2. The traditional colours of Halloween are orange and black. Orange represents Autumn and black represents death.

3. Each year, Americans spend in excess of two and a half billion dollars on Halloween food, costumes, decorations and party goods. That makes it second only to Christmas in spending.

4. The famous magician and escapologist, Harry Houdini, died on Halloween, 1926.

5. Lord of the Rings director, Peter Jackson, was born on Halloween, 1961.

6. Americans spend more money on candy for Halloween than for Valentine’s day.

7. John Carpenter’s 1978 film, ‘Halloween’, was wrapped in only 21 days.

8. The Spanish name for Halloween is Noche de Brujas (night of the witches) and the Portuguese name is Dias das Bruxas (day of the witches).

9. Pumpkins are 90% water.

10. People who suffer from Samhainophobia have a fear of Halloween.

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