Author: Root Rot
Samhain is the ancient Celtic New Year that fell around the end of October, and gave us most of our Halloween’s traditions.
Turnips were originally carved as Jack o’ Lantern instead of pumpkins.
Dressing up for trick or treat dates back to the Middle Ages.
In the US the first mass-produced Halloween costumes appeared in stores in the 1930s.
Approximately 85% of children participate in some kind of Halloween celebration in The US.
The best-selling Halloween candy is candy corn.
The Freak Stalkaround costume is one of the most expensive commercial Halloween costumes for 2010.
The Cutting Edge Haunted House in Fort Worth Texas, is the largest walk trough haunted attraction in the world.
1.5 billion pounds of pumpkins are produced each year.
The world record weight for a pumpkin is 1810.5 lbs.
Known as Mischief Night, Cabbage Night, Damage Night, Beggar’s Night Doorbell Night, Trick Night, Corn Night, Tick-Tack Night, Goosey Night, and Devils Night.
Some activities consist of ringing doorbell’s, egging cars, soaping windows, TP’ing houses and setting a bag of shit on fire.
Halloween in Other Countries
Austria – Some people set out bread, water and a lighted lamp on Halloween night to welcome back dead souls.
China – Halloween is known as Teng Chieh.
Colombia - Instead of trick or treat kids say, ¡Triqui triqui Halloween, Quiero dulces para mi, Si no hay dulces para mi, Se le crece la nariz! (Tricky tricky Halloween, I want candy for me, If there is no candy for me, Your nose will grow).
Hong Kong - Halloween is known as Yue Lan (Festival of the Hungry Ghosts).
India - Is considered as more of a social event based on American pop culture.
Korea - Halloween is known as Chusok.
Mexico-Halloween is known as El Dia de los Muertos (the days of the dead) a three-day celebration that begins on October 31.
Spain - Same as Mexico.
Sweden - Halloween is known as Alla Helgons Dag.
Samhain (the Irish origins of Halloween) is the name of the metal band formed by Glenn Danzig in 1983.
Evidently there’s a band named Halloween from Detroit, but not to be confused with the German power metal band Helloween.
The Dave Matthews Band song “Halloween” was written by Dave Matthews about getting snubbed by his ex…pussy..
On Halloween 1926 Magician Harry Houdini died of gangrene and peritonitis.
Peter Jackson (1961)
The drummer for Motörhead (1963)
Vanilla Ice (1967)
Gay Porn Star Brent Corrigan (1986)
And those are the facts…
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