Fun Halloween Facts:

In honor of Mischeif Night tonight, study up on your Halloween trivia. Stock up these spooky facts to impress your friends during pumpkin carving, haunted house trips and costume parties. 


  • The word Halloween comes from the phrase All Hallow's Eve.

  • It's origins are from the Celtic festival of Samhain which celebrated the end of the harvest season. 

  • In Ohio, Iowa, and Massachusetts, Trick-or-treating night is referred to as Beggar's Night.

  • Did anything ever stop children from candy collecting? Yes, sadly World War II caused a break in Trick-or-Treating from April 1942- June 1947.

  • Halloween candy sales average about 2 billion dollars annually in the United States.

  • Halloween is the 2nd most commercially successful holiday. The first is Christmas.

  • Orange and black are traditional Halloween colors. They were chosen because of Orange's  association with the fall harvest and black's association with darkness.

  • The first Jack O’Lanterns weren't pumpkins, they were turnips!