10 Things You Didn't Know About Halloween

With Halloween just around the corner, I thought it might be interesting to dig into the holiday and some of the interesting stats and facts relating to it. 

We all know about the costumes, trick-or-treating, pumpkins and horror movies, but just how much do you actually know about Halloween? 

Here are 10 little tidbits that you impress your friends and family with (or just read through, share and then forget; either is fine). Enjoy!

Largest Halloween party ever:

17,777 costumed guests in New Orleans
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Origin of trick-or-treating:

19th Century Scotland
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Amount spent on Halloween candy annually in the US:

$2 billion
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Amount of Halloween candy purchased:

600 million pounds per year
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Percentage of US households that pass out candy:

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Most popular candy for trick-or-treaters:

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Birthplace of Halloween:

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Estimated beginning of Halloween:

Around 4,000 BC
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Amount spent on Halloween-related items in the US:

$66.28 per person
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The penalty for using or selling Silly String in Hollywood on Halloween:

Max $1,000 fine and 6 months in jail
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Bonus Factoid: Michael Myers’ mask in the movie Halloween, was actually a William Shatner Star Trek
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Image credit: Lobo235 via flickr

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