Happy Halloween! To celebrate this spooky holiday, we wanted to
share some fun Halloween facts. Here are 10 fun (and some
little-known) facts about one of our favorite holidays of the
Halloween is second only to Christmas in total
holiday spending. Consumers spend over $2 billion during
Halloween on costumes, candy and more. That includes over $330
million on pet costumes!
Jack-o-lanterns are an Irish tradition. In Ireland, oversized
rutabagas, turnips and potatoes were carved into faces with candles
placed inside as a lantern.
A full moon on Halloween isn't as common as you would think. In
fact, the most recent Halloween full moon was in 2001 and before
that it was in 1955.
In the United States, almost 600
million lbs. of candy a year is purchased for the
Halloween holiday. Sound like a lot? It should! It's about 16
billion fun size candy bars!
Afraid of Halloween? You have Samhainophobia.
Almost 99% of all pumpkins are used for Jack-O-Lanterns.
86% of Americans decorate their homes for Halloween.
According to Hallmark, Halloween ranks as the sixth most
popular card-giving holiday. Over 19 million cards
are sent each year at Halloween!
Scarecrows are a popular Halloween symbol which represents the
ancient agricultural roots of the Halloween.
More than twice as much chocolate is sold at Halloween
than is sold for Valentine's Day. In fact,
90 million pounds of chocolate are sold during Halloween