10 facts about Halloween

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1) Halloween is also known as Samhain and is celebrated October 31st by 6 countries

2) Many cultures celebrate it as a day of roaming spirits and associate The celebration as the day of the dead.

3) It is the day of orange and black, which represents  jack-o-lanterns. A jack-o’-lantern is a carved pumpkin, turnip, or other root vegetable lantern, associated with the holiday of Halloween and named after the phenomenon of a strange light flickering over peat bogs, called “will-o’-the-wisp or jack-o’-lantern”

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4) Children wearing scary make up, some unimaginable costumes, have been going for door to door for years at the end of October saying “trick or treat” and collecting bags full of treats.

5) 9.1 billion dollars is spent in candy in on Halloween In the USA annually. £420 million was spent  in the U.K. on sweets and decorations.

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6) Halloween the movie 1978 cost $300,000 dollars to make and grossed 42 million

7) Halloween is also celebrated as the day of the living dead round the world.

8) Halloween is one of the oldest celebrations in the world. Its dates back to Samhain, the ancient Gaelic harvest festival celebrated in Celtic countries, being England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales.

9) Halloween has its origin in the British Isles about 1300 years ago.  Historical records show men and women practiced “natures religion” known as Wicca where the wand was made of willow, the word witch derived from the willow tree.

10) Over 700 million people celebrate Halloween globally, which makes it the biggest one day celebration in the world.

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