Halloween Facts

By | Oct 25, 2008

Halloween has many different names such as: All Hallows Eve, Samhain, All Hallowtide, The Feast of the Dead, Haloween and All Saints Eve.

All Hallows Eve has its origins as a pagan celebration that dates backs over 2000 years. Celtic belief is that the dead come back for a visit on this day. The tradition of wearing masks deals with hiding from the dead.

Orange and Black are used as Halloween colors. Orange represents the fall harvest while black is for the coming dark winter.

Dracula over the years has been one of the most popular costumes. For 2008 after the popularity of the movie Dark Knight, Batman is one of the most popular.

In the United States Halloween is the second most commercial holiday. Candy sales average about 2 billion dollars annually The first is Christmas.

November 1st is called All Saints Day and November is All Souls Day. These complete the trio that some call the “Days of the Dead” that begins on Halloween.


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