Your Halloween Fun Facts!
- Put on Your Red Shoes and Dance The Blues:
– Think yourself lucky! These days, sweets are usually thrown from all directions just to make you go away, but dating back to the Middle Ages, kids had to dance, sing and perform numerous little skits for their treats!
2. Ho Ho Ho!
– Coming in behind Christmas, it’s the second largest commercial holiday, with billions spent on costumes, sweets, decorations and everything creepy.
3. Can the Real St. Patrick’s Day Please Stand Up?
– Halloween originates from the Celtic festival “Samhain”. It was believed that the dead roamed the Earth on this day so treats and sweets would be left outside on doorsteps for the ghouls.
4. Let’s Make a Stew
– Pumpkins weren’t the original carving choice for Halloween! Anything from turnips or beets to potatoes and swedes were carved to keep evil spirits at bay!
5. Hoot Hoooot!
– The owl is a very popular Halloween image. In Medieval Europe, owls were thought to be witches and their eerie call supposedly meant that somebody was about to die. (Probably best to stick to spiders and cats this year!)
– Coming from the original name of the holiday, ‘Samhainophobia’ is the fear of Halloween.
7. “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!”
– In 1993 the largest pumpkin ever measured came in at a massive 836lb!
8. And Now for My Next Trick!
– The famous and mysterious magician Harry Houdini, strangely died on Halloween in 1926 from appendicitis.
9. Get Some Nuts!
-The number one choice of treat on Halloween is a Snickers: believe it or nut!
10. Keep Your Eyes Peeled…
– If you ever need to be on the look out for a REAL werewolf, watch out for these signs: a unibrow, a long middle finger, tattoos and hairy palms.