13 Fun Halloween Facts
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13 Fun Halloween Facts:

1. The Celts used to dress up and wear masks to ward off evil spirits and demons on Samhain, and to avoid being recognized as human (alive).

2. Jack-O-Lanterns originated from the Celts who carved turnips and placed candles inside them to guide lost spirits and, of course, ward off evil.

3. The Celts put out food and treats for spirits that were believed to roam the streets during Samhain.

4. Trick-or-treating has existed since medieval times when children and poor adults went around in costumes (disguises) begging for food and money in exchange for songs and prayers for the dead.

5. Orange and black are Halloween colors because orange represents the Autumn harvest and black is associated with death.

6. Halloween is the Wiccan New Year.

7. Candy Corn was originally called Chicken Feed.

8. Tootsie Rolls were the first wrapped penny candy in the United States.

9. Michael Meyers’ mask in “Halloween” was a Star Trek mask of William Shatner painted white.

10. If you see a spider on Halloween, it is the spirit of a loved one watching over you.

11. Owls were once believed to be witches.

12. Broomsticks became associated with witches because poor women suspected of witchcraft used walking sticks to get around since they didn’t have horses. Sometimes the walking sticks were replaced with brooms

13. The heaviest pumpkin weighed 1,810 lb 8 oz.