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Halloween Facts

Oct. 25, 2012

Halloween was first celebrated in the 16th century and is derived from All Hallows’ Evening (the night before All Saints’ Day).

The ancient Celts thought that ghosts and evil spirits roamed the countryside on Samhain night (Halloween). They began wearing masks and costumes to avoid being recognized as human.

Orange and black are Halloween colors because orange is associated with the Autumn harvest and black is associated with darkness and death.

In the USA over $2.5 billion is spent on costumes, $2.3 billion on candy and more than $2.5 billion on other Halloween paraphernalia.

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