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DECK THE HOLIDAY'S: HALLOWEEN FACTS FOR LIFE

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

HALLOWEEN FACTS FOR LIFE

  • Orange and black are the colors of Halloween because orange is associated with the fall harvest and black is the color of darkness.
  • Tootsie Rolls were the first wrapped penny candy in America.
  • Halloween candy sales average over 2 billion dollars per year.
  • The ancient Celts thought that spirits and ghosts roamed the countryside on Halloween night, so they began wearing masks and costumes to avoid being recognized as human.
  • Some people believe that if you see a spider on Halloween, it is the spirit of a loved one watching over you.
  • According to superstition, if you stare into a mirror at midnight on Halloween, you will see your future spouse.
  • Samhainophobia refers to an abnormal and persistent fear of Halloween.  This time of year may also stir up other phobias such as the fear of cats, witches, ghosts, spiders, the dark and cemeteries.

1 comment:

  1. Tootsie rolls? Really? Had no idea. Thanks for sharing.

    Cheers!

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