Six Spooky Facts You Might Not Know About Halloween

Below we share 6 spooky facts you may not know about the holiday we all know as Halloween! 

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  1. Halloween is the second highest-grossing commercial holiday after Christmas.
  1. 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.
  1. Pumpkins are classified as a fruit, not as a vegetable in fact, in 2006, New Hampshire declared that its state fruit is the pumpkin.
  1. The average bag of candy that one child will collect on Halloween contains about 11,000 calories.
  1. 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.
  1. 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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