Costumes, candy, and pumpkin carving make Halloween a family-friendly holiday. The element of surprise that surrounds Halloween, like the candy you get during trick-or-treating, is as exciting as our Mystery Flavor™ Dum-Dum Pop. Learn a few silly Halloween fun facts and trivia about one of our favorite holidays!
Halloween candy sales average about 2 billion dollars annually in the United States alone.
Halloween is the 2nd most commercially successful holiday, behind Christmas.
Illinois, California, New York, and Ohio produce more than 100 million pounds of pumpkins each year. These states are U.S. leaders in pumpkin growing.
Orange and black are traditional Halloween colors for a reason. Orange was chosen because of its association with the fall harvest and black was chosen due to its association with darkness.
Our beloved Jack o' Lanterns originated in Ireland where people placed candles in hollowed-out turnips to dismiss haunted spirits.
Halloween Fun Facts
The National Confectioners Association reports that 80 percent of adults in America give out candy to trick-or-treaters, and that 93 percent of children go trick-or-treating. That's a lot of candy being passed around!
Trick-or-treating is an imitation of All Souls' Day, where the less fortunate would beg for food. Richer families would give these individuals pastries in return for prayers.
According to Zillow.com, Seattle, Washington, is the best city for trick-or-treating.
World War II caused sugar rationing, which stalled trick-or-treating for a number of years.
Use your new Halloween trivia to impress your friends while collecting your favorite candies while trick-or-treating or celebrating one of our favorite times of the year. Check out our History of Halloween to find out even more Halloween fun facts!