Wednesday, 31 October 2007

All Hallow's Eve!

Well, it is Hallowe'en. What else did you expect!
Here are some Hallowe'en facts to impress your friends with. 1) Hallowe'en is one of the worlds oldest celebrations, dating back 2000 years. 2) One reason given for the colours orange and black being linked to Hallowe'en is orange for Autumn harvests and black for death. 3) 99% of pumpkin sales are for Jack O' Lanterns. 4) The heaviest pumpkin in the world weighed in at 1446 pounds in Ontario, Canada in 2004. 5) Ringing a bell scares away evil spirits. 6) Worldwide over $2.5 billion is spent on Hallowe'en, second only to Christmas. 7) Trick or Treat began in Ireland when people would go door-to-door asking for food to contribute to the towns All Hallow's Eve feast. 8) To meet a witch put your clothes on inside out and walk backwards on Hallowe'en night. 9) The original Halloween film made in 1978 cost $320,000 to make. It has now made over $50 million. Happy Hallowe'en everyone. Hope you have a ghoulishly good time!


R&R said...

Love the pic and the facts!

Gerald (SK14) said...

Today's post on Hyde Daily Photo is Pumpkins Galore and I've included links to more than sixty pumpkin posts on blogs around the world including your own. Happy halloween to everyone.

Unknown said...

what a great picture..
Happy Halloween
cheers from Canada

Olivier said...

Je te souhaite un Happy Halloween ;o))

Lori said...

I love this pumpkin shot! Did you carve one?

Ming the Merciless said...

Interesting facts!! I'm surprised 99% of pumpkin sales are for Jack O'Lanterns. I would have thought it would be less since Halloween comes ones a year and people eat pumpkin all year round.

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