Showing posts with label Pumpkins. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pumpkins. Show all posts

Oct 29, 2010

Ten Halloween Facts

It is actually supposed to be spelled Hallowe'en.

It has been celebrated for over 2000 years as pagan traditions.

Wearing masks comes from the Welsh and Celtic traditions that the dead visit the living on that day.

During the 1800s in America, the end of harvest was celebrated by wearing costumes, eating sweets, and playing tricks on each other.

Jack O' Lanterns started out in Ireland as hollowed out turnips with candles in them to ward off evil spirits.

Ninety nine percent of pumpkins are sold for Halloween for carving.

Orange and black are the traditional colors, because they represent the harvest and evil.

If you see a spider on Halloween, it is said to be the spirit of a loved one watching over you.

Eighty six percent of Americans decorate their house for Halloween, but the number is dwindling.

Halloween costume sales reached six billion dollars in 2009. Adults were 62% of that number.

About two billion dollars is spent on Halloween candy, annually.

Why Pumpkins are Better Than Men

Each year you get to choose from a brand new crop. No matter your mood, pumpkins greet you with a smile. They can make a pie. If you don't like their looks, just carve them another face. When they start smelling, you can toss them out. They're only turned on when you want them to be.