The holiday is believed to have originated around 2000 years ago in Ireland. It has its origins in the ancient Celtic festival of “Samhain” – the celebration of the end of harvest season.
Most commercial holiday after Christmas
Americans spend about $6.9 billion on Halloween, most of it for candy, costumes and parties.
Halloween has many names. Samhain, All Hallows' Eve, or All Saints' Eve, Witches Night, Summer's End, and Snap-Apple Night are other names for the holiday.
Jack O’lanterns Carving
According to Guinness World Records, the highest number of lit jack o'lanterns on display is 30,581 by the City of Keene, New Hampshire in 2013.
WWII Stopped trick or treating
During the World War II, the sugar rationing stopped the ritual of trick or treating.
Fine for Trick or treating
A city in Canada called Bathurst fines children over the age of 16 if they are caught taking part in trick or treating.
Dressing up for halloween
Celts believed that during Samhain human and paranormal world were connected because of which the Celts wore costumes and masks to ward off any evil spirits.