13 spooky things you never knew about halloween

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We've dug up (pun intended) some history and even a few spooky facts about Halloween!

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2. Immigrants from Ireland and Scotland broughtHalloween to the United States in the 1800s. 3. Halloween evolved from "All Hollows Eve - thepagan holiday honoring the dead, when the veilbetween the world of the living and the world ofHalloween evolved from "All Hollows Eve - thepagan holiday honoring the dead, when the veilbetween the world of the living and the world ofthe dead was thin.the dead was thin.People would leave out food and candies for thedead, in the hope that the evil spirits would leavePeople would leave out food and candies for thedead, in the hope that the evil spirits would leavethem alone.them alone. 4. DDrreessssiinngg uuppoorriiggiinnaatteedd ffrroommtthhee aanncciieennttCCeellttiicc ttrraaddiittiioonn ooffppeeoopplleeddiissgguuiissiinnggtthheemmsseellvveess aassddeemmoonnss aannddssppiirriittss ttoo ttrriicckk tthheerreeaall ssppiirriittss.. 5. ORANGE and BLACK areHalloween colors becauseorange is associated with theFall harvest and black isassociated with darknessand death. 6. The first Jack-O-Lanterns were actually made from turnips. The Irish placed themoutside their homes on All Hollow's Eve to ward off evil spirits. 7. Black cats,spiders and batsare all Halloweensymbols becauseof their spookyhistory and ties toWiccans. 8. In the event that the spoils arent scarfed downMilk chocolate is good for 10 months, while dark lasts two years. Hardcandy will also keep in a cool, dry place for about a year. Enjoy softcandies within six months. 9. Halloween is second only to Christmas in spending. Consumersspend over $2.5 Billion during Halloween. 10. The top costumes in2013 wereChildren: Princess (8.2%)Adults: Witch (9.6%)Dogs: Pumpkin (7.9%) 11. Halloween is the most dangerous night of theyear for pedestrians and trick-or-treaters.It is suggested that parents accompany theirchildren, make sure they are visible, andcoach them on road safety. 12. Though a common trope in horror movies aanndd HHaalllloowweeeenn ddeeccoorraattiioonnsswwiitthh wwiittcchheess ffllyyiinngg aaccrroossss tthhee ffuullll mmoooonn,, tthhee nneexxtt ffuullll mmoooonn oonn HHaalllloowweeeennwwoonntt ooccccuurr uunnttiill 22002200.. 13. HAVE A SSAAFFEE ANDSSPPOOOOKKYY HOLIDAY!Brought to you by: iOffice, Inc.CClliicckk ttoo lleeaarrnn mmoorree::wwwwww..iiooffffiicceeccoorrpp..ccoomm 14. By: Kaitlan WhitteberrySocial Media Managerhttps://plus.google.com/+iOfficeCorp/www.linkedin.com/company/iofficecorpofficecorp/iwww.twittter.comwww.facebook.com/iofficecropiOffice, Inc.sources:http://listverse.com/2013/10/31/10-spooky-facts-about-halloween/http://www.businessinsider.com/13-facts-you-never-knew-about-halloween-2013-10http://facts.randomhistory.com/halloween-facts.htmlhttp://www.holidayinsights.com/halloween/facts.htmhttp://www.cnn.com/2013/06/13/us/halloween-fast-facts/

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