Thursday, October 27, 2016

15 Fun Facts About Halloween

Since Halloween in an exciting time for many children in the area, as they get to dress up and collect candy trick-or-treating, we decided to make it fun for the adults too! The best commercial electricians in Mid-MO want everyone to be able to enjoy this spooky, yet fun time of year. Provided below, by Advanced Lighting Service, are some fun facts about Halloween to get you into the holiday spirit!

1. The first Jack O’Lanterns were actually made from turnips.

2. The word “witch” comes from the Old English wicce, meaning “wise woman.”

3. Samhainophobia is the fear of Halloween.

4. Fifty percent of kids prefer to receive chocolate candy for Halloween, compared with 24% who prefer non-chocolate candy and 10% who preferred gum.

5. The largest pumpkin ever measured was grown by Norm Craven, who broke the world record in 1993 with a 836 lb. pumpkin.

6. Trick-or-treating evolved from the ancient Celtic tradition of putting out treats and food to placate spirits who roamed the streets.

7. “Halloween” is short for “Hallows’ Eve” or “Hallows’ Evening,” which was the evening before
 All Hallows’ Day or Hallowmas on November 1.

8. Orange and black are Halloween colors because orange is associated with the fall harvest and black is thought of as a color that represents darkness and death.

9. Halloween is the second most commercially successful holiday, Christmas is the first.

10. Black cats were once thought to protect the power of witches.

11. It is thought if you see a spider on Halloween, it is the spirit of a loved one watching over you.

12. Children used to have to sing and dance to get candy when trick-or-treating.

13. Owls were thought to be witches, and to hear an owl's call meant someone was about to die.

14. Scarecrows, a popular Halloween fixture, symbolize the ancient agricultural roots of the holiday.

15. According to tradition, if a person wears his or her clothes inside out and then walks backwards on Halloween, he or she will see a witch at midnight.

Now that you have some fun facts about the upcoming holiday under your belt, you are prepared to have a good time, no matter what your Halloween plans consist of. Whether you are going to take to kids out to go door-to-door or you are partaking in spooky adult festivities of your own, your trusted commercial lighting company in Jefferson City, Missouri want you to be able to enjoy this festive holiday. Halloween is all about dressing up, having a good time, and maybe indulging in too much candy! Advanced Lighting Service wants to wish you and yours a happy and safe Halloween!

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