Blogoween Post 12: Halloweโ€™en Trivia

Today’s Blogoween ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ post is about Halloween trivia. Here’s a list of some of the most interesting factoids I found.
  • Orange ๐Ÿงก and black ๐Ÿ–ค are Halloween colors because orange is associated with the Fall ๐Ÿharvest and black is associated with darkness ๐ŸŒš and death.
  • Jack oโ€™ Lanterns ๐ŸŽƒ originated in Ireland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช where people placed candles in hollowed-out turnips to keep away spirits and ghosts ๐Ÿ‘ป on the Samhain holiday.
  • Pumpkins also come in white, blue and green. Great for unique monster ๐ŸงŸโ€โ™‚๏ธ carvings!
  • Halloween was brought to North America by immigrants from Europe who would celebrate the harvest around a bonfire ๐Ÿ”ฅ , share ghost ๐Ÿ‘ป stories, sing, dance and tell fortunes.
  • Tootsie Rolls ๐Ÿซ were the first wrapped penny candy in America ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ .
  • The ancient Celts thought that spirits and ghosts ๐Ÿ‘ป roamed the countryside on Halloween night. They began wearing masks ๐ŸŽญ and costumes to avoid being recognized as human.
  • Halloween ๐ŸŽƒ candy sales average about ๐Ÿ’ฒ2 billion dollars annually in the United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ .
  • Chocolate ๐Ÿซ candy bars top the list as the most popular candy for trick-or-treaters with Snickers #1.
  • Halloween ๐ŸŽƒ is the 2nd most commercially successful holiday, with Christmas ๐ŸŽ„ being the first.
  • Bobbing for apples ๐ŸŽ is thought to have originated from the roman harvest festival that honors Pamona, the goddess of fruit ๐Ÿ‰ trees.
  • Black cats ๐Ÿˆ were once believed to be witches ๐ŸงŸโ€โ™€๏ธ familiars who protected their powers.
  • The fear of Halloween ๐ŸŽƒ is known as Samhainopobia.

For the month of October, I’ve joined book bloggers Sam and Clo to celebrate BLOGOWEEN! ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป. I’ll be following some of the hosted prompts and encourage you to visit the hosts and show some love!