A Word to the Wise
Children are over 2 times as likely to be killed in a car/pedestrian accident than any other night.
Pumpkin carving comes from a method used by the Celts to ward off evil spirits during Samuin. They would hollow out turnips, carve faces in them, and then put candles inside to keep the spirits at bay.
A Serious Sweet Tooth
Americans purchase roughly 600 million pounds of candy every Halloween.
Not Just For Kids
Although modern day Halloween is typically thought of as a kid’s holiday, adult costume sales account for 62% of total costume sales every year.
Americans will spend $310 million to dress up their pets on Halloween this year.