Top 5 Things You Didn't Know About Halloween


Did you know that the fear of Halloween is called "Samhainophobia?" It turns out there are all kinds of fascinating facts and trivia tidbits about Halloween, and we have compiled our favorites here in this Top 5 Things You Didn't Know about Halloween list!

1) Jack-o'-lanterns were once made out of turnips and beets -- not pumpkins!

2) Trick-or-treating evolved from the ancient Celtic tradition of putting out treats and food to placate spirits who roamed the streets at Samhain, a sacred festival that marked the end of the Celtic calendar year!

3) The owl is a popular Halloween image. In Medieval Europe, owls were thought to be witches, and to hear an owl's call meant someone was about to die!

4) Orange and black are Halloween colors because orange is associated with the Fall harvest and black is associated with darkness and death!

5) Halloween is the second most commercially successful holiday, with Christmas being the first!

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