25 Spooky Trivia Facts About Halloween

Halloween Trivia Facts
Read on to learn the history of this spooky holiday through some interesting facts and quips about it.

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It’s that time of the year again when everyone puts up decorations, watches scary movies, and dresses up as their favorite real or imaginary characters. Halloween is the perfect time of year to quiz yourself on some fun trivia facts and get in the spooky (and sometimes silly) spirit.

Read on to learn the history of this spooky holiday through some interesting facts and quips about it!

The Facts
  1. The fear of Halloween is called Samhainophobia, while the fear of candy is called Nonsense.

  2. The Guinness World Record for the heaviest Pumpkin of all time is 2,624.6lbs held by grower Mathias Willemijns of Belgium.

  3. John Carpenter’s 1978 horror film, “Halloween,” was filmed in 21 days.

  4. Many stores ban masks on Halloween to prevent robberies but require them due to COVID-19. Choose your mask wisely, I suppose.

  5. About ¼ of annual candy sales in the US are for Halloween.

  6. 20% of millennials bought costumes for their pets in 2018. Why? Because it’s adorable.

  7. Fears of Halloween candy being poisoned are unfounded, as the few incidents over the years were found to be family-related crimes.

  8. Candy corn was originally called “chicken feed.” Now it is just called gross.

  9. Finding a spider on Halloween night is considered good luck, unless it’s in your shoe. That’s just scary.

  10. The first Jack-O’-Lanterns were carved from turnips because no one wants to eat turnips.

  11. On average, kids will bring home 11,000 calories worth of candy when trick-or-treating, or the equivalent of what Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane calls “a light snack.”

  12. In Alabama, it is illegal to wear a nun or priest costume for Halloween. What do priests wear to host Mass?

  13. Originally, Milk Duds were intended to be made as perfect circles. I still have some in my teeth from last Halloween.

  14. Bram Stoker originally had a different name for Count Dracula, but “Gary” didn’t play well with audiences.

  15. If you are over the age of 13 in Bellville, Missouri, you cannot ask for Halloween candy, or as my dad called it, “Get a job and buy your own candy.”

  16. Trick-or-treating is believed to have originated from Celtic traditions. Not sure if it was Bob Cousey or Larry Bird that kicked that off.

  17. The largest Halloween parade in the United States is annually held in New York City. The smallest parade is me marching to the kitchen alone to get more candy.

  18. Some folks in Australia feel that Halloween is an unwanted holiday due to commercialism, and to them I say, “Have you eaten a Snickers mini?”

  19. Canton, Ohio has the largest haunted house in the world, assuming you don’t count the Senate chamber.

  20. Pumpkins classify as a fruit, not a vegetable. Fruit: 1 – Veggies: 0.

  21. China holds Halloween festivals by lighting dragon-shaped lanterns.

  22. Halloween was once associated with Guy Fawkes Night. I believe Guy won the lawsuit on that one.

  23. Some traditions state that walking backwards with inside-out clothes will let you see a witch on Halloween. Zero stars. Do not recommend. All I did was fall down my front steps.

  24. Some animal shelters forbid the adoption of black cats during the Halloween celebration. Kudos to them.

  25. On Halloween, the use of silly strings is prohibited in Hollywood. So, we get 12 Fast and the Furious films but no silly string?

In Conclusion

If you are the type that loves this spooky season and are looking for fun ways to celebrate with your friends or colleagues, check out a specially designed Halloween Trivia Party from TriviaHub.

We are sure everyone will have a blast learning more about the season!

Happy Halloween everyone!

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