Friday, October 26, 2012

A Happy Haunted Halloween Hop to you.

Thank you for joining the Wild Rose Press this Halloween. Be watchful for the ghouls, ghosts and goblins wandering around the garden. We thought we’d share some Halloween trivial. Do you have an interesting fact about Halloween or do you have a unique Halloween tradition around your place?

Did you know…

…Both Salem, Massachusetts, and Anoka, Minnesota, are the self-proclaimed Halloween capitals of the world. But I think every city, town and community enjoys dressing up and trick-or-treating.

…Pumpkins also come in white, blue and green. But the first Jack-O-Lanterns were made from turnips.

…The Halloween color of orange is for the fall harvest and black represents darkness and death.

…That the first wrapped penny candy in the US was a Tootsie Roll.

…We love our sweets. Halloween candy sales average about 2 billion dollars annually in the United States.

…Snickers is the number one favorite with trick-or-treaters. However chocolate candy bars in general top the list as the most popular candy given out on Halloween.

…Bobbing for apples is beleived to have originated from the Roman harvest festival that honors Pamona, the goddess of fruit trees.

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

…In the 1978 movie Halloween the mask the character Michael Meyers wore, was actually a William Shatner Star Trek mask painted white.

…Samhainophobia is the fear of Halloween.

…The Village Halloween parade in New York City is the largest Halloween parade in the United States with over 50,000 participants and over 2 million spectators.

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