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Halloween
Popular Holidays
Trick or Treat its Halloween!

When: October 31st

Where: Worldwide

Traditional Celebration Ideas

Dressing up in entertaining costumes and going door to door in local neighborhoods asking neighbors for candy by the famous greeting of "Trick or Treat".  Attending elaborate haunted houses where people dress up as frightening costumes to scare party goers.  Carving up pumpkins into scary looking figures with disfigured smiles.  Watching horror movies.

Numbers

According to the National Retail Federation spending has continued to increased over the years and expected to reach over $9 billion in 2019.

Description

Most people's idea of Halloween today doesn't include dressing up as animals, lighting bonfires and dancing around trying to scare away ghosts.  No...long gone are the days of the original traditions that were practiced during during the old Celtic festival know as Samhain. Today the holiday known as Halloween is mostly celebrated by dressing up in all types of costumes, some funny and others more ghoulish.  Popular halloween costumes and decorations often include witches, skeletons, and ghosts.  One of the most identifiable objects associated with halloween is a carved pumpkin called a jack-o'-lantern. Its name is derived from the odd light flickering over peat bogs, called jack-o'-lantern.  People also associate the name from the old Irish story of Stingy Jack, a drunk who strikes a deal with the devil and and is then condemned to wander the land with only a hollowed pumpkin to light his path.

Interesting Facts

  1. The horror movie "IT" based on novel by Stephen King is the highest grossing horror film of all time.
  2. Instead of Pumpkins years ago people used to carve up turnips instead.
  3. In an older tradition, people used to dance before asking for a a treat.
  4. Some states in the United States make it against the law for people over the age of 12 to go trick- or-treating.
  5. Black Cats are said to be loyal to Witches and associated with Witchcraft.
     

Information

Observed:
  • October 31st
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