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13 Crazy Halloween Facts That'll Blow Your Mind

With more than 45 million Americans celebrating Halloween each year, it's undoubtedly one of the most popular holidays.

Here are some quick and creepy facts about Halloween

1. The first Jack O'Lanterns were actually made from turnips

2. Halloween is the second highest grossing commercial holiday after Christmas.

2. The word 'witch' actually comes from the old English wicce, which means 'wise woman'

3. Samhainophobia is the fear of Halloween.

4. The first known mention of trick-or-treating in print in North America occurred in 1927  in Canada.

5. Ireland is typically believed to be the birthplace of Halloween.

6. Scarecrows symbolize the ancient agricultural roots of the Holiday. 

7. Black and orange are typically associated with Halloween. 

Orange stands for the harvest and autumn and Black is typically a symbol of death and darkness.

8. Children are twice as likely to be killed in a car accident on Halloween night than on any other night.

9. Boston, Massachusetts, holds the record for the most Jack O'Lanterns lit at once (30,128)

10. Fifty Percent of kids prefer to receive chocolate candy for Halloween, compared with 24% who prefer non-chocolate candy and 10% who preferred gum.

11. It is said that Halloween has been around for over 6,000 years.

12. In many countries, such as France and Australia, Halloween is seen as an unwanted and overly commercial American influence.

13. In Alabama, it is illegal to dress-up as a priest.

BONUS FACT: According to legend, if you see a spider on Halloween, it;s actually a spirit of a loved one watching you, so watch out for the spiders.

Happy Halloween!

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