25 Curious Halloween Facts You May Not Know

Halloween is right around the corner. Before you know it, kids in their costumes are going to be knocking on your door claiming “Trick-or-treat” to whom you’ll probably give candy to. Stories of ghouls, ghosts, and witches are starting to permeate social media, TV, and even friendly conversations. People are becoming more aware of the paranormal in one way or another, following a tradition that has been around for centuries. But have you ever been curious concerning all this hype? Where did it come from? What does it mean? What other crazy things are associated with this paranormal celebration? As you know, we thrive on curiosity and so we bring you these curiously interesting Halloween facts.

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In many countries, such as France and Australia, Halloween is nothing more than an unwanted, hyper-commercialized American influence.

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And who can blame them when Halloween is the 2nd most commercially successful holiday in America, with Christmas being the first.

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How successful? Well, Halloween is a $6 billion Industry.

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However, Halloween is thought to have originated around 4000 B.C., which means Halloween has been around for over 6,000 years and is one of the oldest celebrations in the world

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Halloween celebrates the Christian holiday of All Hallows Eve (followed by All Saints Day on November 1). But the Christian holiday is likely rooted in the Celtic holiday, Samhein, or a number of other pre-Christian harvest festivals.

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