Kids Halloween Fun Facts That you probably Don’t Know

 

happy halloween day

The spooky holiday is almost upon us so here are 20 kids Halloween fun facts that you probably don’t know. After all there’s more to this holiday than just wearing a costume and collecting candy.

So lets kick off the list of Kids Halloween Fun Facts.

1. The first jack-o’-lanterns were actually made from turnips.

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2. Thousands of people suffer from Samhainophobia which is an irrational fear of Halloween.

Kids Halloween Fun Facts

3. The world’s largest pumpkin weighed in at 1,872 pounds.

Kids Halloween Fun Facts

4. Halloween is the second highest grossing commercial holiday after Christmas.

5. Americans purchase over 20 million pounds of Candy Corn each year.

Kids Halloween Fun Facts

6. The number one candy of choice is Snickers

Kids Halloween Fun Facts

Followed by Reese’s, Kit-Kat’s and M&M’s.

Kids Halloween Fun Facts

7. It’s estimated that total Halloween spending could reach $8 billion in 2012.

Kids Halloween Fun Facts

That’s over $79 per household.

8. In Alabama it’s illegal to dress-up as a priest.

Kids Halloween Fun Facts

9. In Hollywood there’s a $1,000 fine for using Silly String on Halloween.

Kids Halloween Fun Facts

10. According to legend, if you see a spider on Halloween, it’s actually the spirit of a loved one watching over you.

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11. October 30th is National Candy Corn Day.

12. It’s is actually very rare for a full moon to occur on Halloween. Although, it’s predicted to occur on 10/31/2020.

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It also happened in 1925, 1944, 1955, and 1974.

13. While pumpkins are typically orange, they can also be green, white, red and gray.

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14. Ireland is believed to be the birthplace of Halloween.

It was originally a Celtic festival called Samhain which celebrated the harvest.

15. Willow Smith, Dan Rather, and Vanilla Ice were all born on October 31st.

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16. Magician Harry Houdini died on Halloween.

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17. In the UK white cats are thought to bring bad luck, not like black cats in the US.

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18. Halloween can give you diarrhea. Seriously, consuming too much candy with fructose and sorbitol can give you the runs.

Kids Halloween Fun Facts

19. Barmbrack used to be a traditional food eaten on Halloween.

Kids Halloween Fun Facts

20. Contrary to popular belief, no one has put razor blades or poison in goodies for random trick-or-treaters.

Kids Halloween Fun Facts

The only documented cases have been pranks gone awry or parents poisoning their own children.

21. Many shelters don’t allow black cats to be adopted around Halloween for fear that they may be tortured or sacrificed.

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22. More candy is sold on October 28th than any other day of the year.

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The top five candy selling days of the year are all in October.

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Do you know of any other kids Halloween fun facts?

Source: Buzz Feed -Kids Halloween Fun Facts

 

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2 comments
Becky
Becky

In St. Louis, MO, it is customary to tell jokes in order to receive candy when trick-or-treating.