BLOG: Halloween Fun Facts
It’s “Trick or Treat” time. In honor of the holiday, we pulled up some fun facts about the ghoulish night.
- In the United States, the first citywide celebration was in Anoka, Minnesota in 1921.
- More than 93% of children, under the age of 12, will go out trick-or-treating.
- Orange and black are Halloween colors because orange is associated with the Fall harvest and black is associated with darkness.
- Bobbing for apples is thought to have originated from the roman harvest festival that honors Pamona, the goddess of fruit trees.
- Over $1.5 billion is spent on costumes each year and more than $2.5 billion on other Halloween paraphernalia.
- Halloween is the 2nd most commercially successful holiday, with Christmas being the first.
- About 50% of adults dress up for Halloween, while 67% take part in the activities, such as parties, decorating the house, and trick-or-treating with their children.
- 86% of Americans decorate their house for Halloween.
- Over 10% of pet owners dress their pets in Halloween costumes.
- The first Halloween card was made in the early 1920’s. These days, over 28 million Halloween cards are sent each year. U.S. consumers spend about $50 million on Halloween greetings.
- Halloween candy sales average about $2 billion annually in the United States and it is the largest candy-purchasing holiday.
- 90% of parents admit to sneaking goodies from their kids’ Halloween trick-or-treat bags.
- More than 35 million pounds of candy corn will be produced this year. That equates to nearly 9 billion pieces – enough to circle the moon nearly 4 times if laid end-to-end.
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