- Jack-O-Lanterns are traditionally made from turnips.
- Pumpkin carving in bulk is a popular Guinness World record. Highwood, Illinois took the record in 2011 with 30,919 simultaneously lit Jack-O-Lanterns.
- Halloween is a $6 Billion industry for candy makers.
- In Mexico, they celebrate ‘Day of the Dead’.
- Samhainophobia is the fear of Halloween.
- The largest pumpkin ever measured was 836 pounds.
- Salem, Massachusetts and Anoka, Minnesota are self-proclaimed Halloween capitals of the world.
- Halloween is thought to have originated around 4,000 BC.
- Halloween is the second most commercially successful holiday world-wide after Christmas.
- More than 35 billion pounds of candy corn are produced nationally.