Ten Fun Facts you should know about Halloween
2nd October 2017
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As the second biggest commercial event after Christmas, we thought you'd like to know a few interesting facts about the scariest night of the year!

  • Halloween is short for “Hallows’ Eve” which was the evening before All Hallows’  Day on November 1st
  • Halloween is thought to have originated around 4000 B.C.
  • The first Jack O’Lanterns were originally made from beets, turnips and potatoes.
  • In 2013 the largest recorded pumpkin weighed in at 2032lbs 57e92e8f27a7ad6588005670
  • Trick-or-treating evolved from the ancient Celtic tradition of putting out treats and food to placate spirits during Samhain
  • Keep an eye on your black cats , ancient Druids were said to sacrifice them on Halloween!
  • The word Witch, comes from the Old English Wicce, meaning 'wise woman'.
  • A full moon on Halloween is very rare - the next one isn't due until 2020
  • Tradition has it that if you see a spider on Halloween, it's the spirit of a loved one watching over you.
  • Samhainophobia is the fear of Halloween!


Happy Halloween - Have Fun!


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