Sunday, October 3, 2010
More Interesting Facts about Halloween
Did you know which candy was the first penny candy to be sold in a wrapper?
Here’s a little known fact – one cup of raisins actually has more sugar than one cup of candy.
Did you know sales of Halloween candy averages over one billion dollars a year in the US.
A Halloween superstition - if you stare in the mirror on Halloween evening you are supposed to see the person you’re going to marry.
A Halloween myth - tattoos, a unibrow and long middlefinger are supposed to be signs of a werewolf in human form.
Did you know Harry Houdini died on Halloween night in 1926. He told his wife if there was a way to communicate with her, he would. His wife, Beatrice Houdini held a séance every year on the anniversary of Harry’s death, but she never was able to contact him. But she never gave up hope until her own death in February 1943.
During the holiday season, over 25 million humorous greeting cards are sold.
Some towns actually ban trick or treating. For over 20 years, a city between Baltimore and Hagerstown MD refused to set an official date for Halloween because they fear the town could be held liable for damages that happen with celebrations.
School boards often limit holiday celebrations. In NJ, a school board won’t allow any religious celebration in school. Since there’s a religious connection to Halloween, they call it a Fall Festival instead.
Some cities and towns celebrate Halloween on different days than the 31st. If Halloween falls on a Sunday, they often move the holiday to Saturday. It avoids conflict with church activities.