Below we share 6 spooky facts you may not know about the holiday we all know as Halloween!
Our facts are credited to FactRetriever.com.
- Halloween is the second highest-grossing commercial holiday after Christmas.
- The owl is a popular Halloween image. In Medieval Europe, owls were thought to be witches, and to hear an owl’s call meant someone was about to die.
- Pumpkins are classified as a fruit, not as a vegetable in fact, in 2006, New Hampshire declared that its state fruit is the pumpkin.
- The average bag of candy that one child will collect on Halloween contains about 11,000 calories.
- According to tradition, if a person wears his or her clothes inside out and then walks backward on Halloween, he or she will see a witch at midnight.
- Halloween is thought to have originated around 4000 B.C., which means Halloween has been around for over 6,000 years.
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