Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Halloween Fun Facts for 2013

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Mr. Danks wants you to know.....

  • Orange and black are traditional Halloween colors...Orange represents the fall harvest and Black represents the darkness.
  • If you see a spider on Halloween, it's said to be the spirit of a loved one watching over you.
  • 86% of Americans decorate their house for Halloween.
  • Halloween is the 3rd biggest party day of the year in the US, after New Year's Eve and Super Bowl Sunday. 
  • Halloween candy sales average about $2 billion dollars annually in the US.
  • Americans are expected to spend $2.5 billion on Halloween costumes this year, forking over $1 billion on children's costumes, $1.2 billion on adult costumes and $310 million on pet costumes.  The average person will spend $72.31 on Halloween candy, costumes and decor, bringing the total spending to $6.86 billion....the most in 9 years.
  • The per capita consumption of candy by Americans on Halloween in 2012 was 24.7 pounds.
  • In 2010 there were an estimated 41 million trick-or-treaters between the ages of 5 and 14.
  • About 99% of intact pumpkins sold are used as Jack-O-Lanterns.
  • Samhainophobia is the intense fear of Halloween
  • Scottish girls believed they could see images of their future on Halloween. While other girls believed they would see their boyfriend's faces if they looked into mirrors while walking downstairs at midnight on Halloween.
  •  More than 1.1 billion pounds of pumpkins were grown last year in major pumpkin-producing states. Illinois led the way with an estimated 427 million pounds of jack-o-lanterns.
  • According to a survey, in 2011, 43.9% of Americans planned to dress up, 34.3% threw or attended a party and nearly 23% planned to visit a haunted house. Another 49.5% decorated their home or yard, 47.8% decorated a pumpkin and 73.5% handed out candy.
  • According to an old tradition if you want to see a witch on Halloween, put your clothes on inside out and then walk backwards.

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