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Sure, Halloween is Tuesday this year. Maybe you’ve already gone out enough. Or maybe you have kids to collect candy with still. Either way, here’s some tidbits about America’s sweetest holiday to keep you in the Halloween spirit.
– Silly string is banned in Hollywood on Halloween.
– A full moon only occurs on Halloween every 19 years. The next one? 10/31/2020.
– In the UK, white cats are bad luck.
– Halloween is more Irish than St. Patrick’s Day, with origins stemming from a Celtic festival for the dead called “Samhain.”
– The word “witch” comes from wicce, which means “wise woman.”
– It was once customary to perform a song and dance to receive treats. Let’s bring that back from the dead!
– The Halloween movie killer Michael Myers gets his look from William Shatner. The freaky disguise was originally designed as Captain Kirk’s death mask.
– Samhainophobia is the fear of Halloween.
– Halloweeners’ least favorite candies? Circus Peanuts, Wax Coke Bottles and Candy Corn.
– Speaking of Candy Corn, over 35 million pounds of the buttery pieces are produced each year.
– According to legend, if you see a spider on Halloween, it’s actually the spirit of a loved one watching you.
Have a safe night!