20 Interesting Halloween Info Facts [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 6 years ago

Everything you ever wanted to know about Hallowe"en but were afraid to ask.
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Male 6,694
All hallows eve is my Christmas.
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Male 431
yeah wtf since wen was day of the dead aka halloween? fkn racists
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Female 2,525
The first "fact" is incorrect. Dia de los Muertos and Halloween are not the same holiday. Not at all.
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Male 208
to much to read
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Male 4,594
Buddahfinger, you are now my best friend.

Cats = Suck
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Male 149
I`m English and I don`t dislike white cats for being unlucky, I dislike all cats becuase they`re poo.
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Male 50
Interesting (assuming it is true of course) that 86% of Americans decorate the house at this time. Considering the USA is supposedly gods chosen land and filled to the rafters with god bothering christian zealots surely celebrating a pagan festival such as halloween (not to mention those other pagan greats such as Xmas, Easter etc is a bit hipocritical? I only throw it up there as an observation of how religion in general is followed by crackpots with extreme double standards...
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Male 1,351
I count 21 facts. The kids getting candy and girls looking for an excuse to dress as prostitutes (many, definitely not all) is pretty true.
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Female 314
Helen Pfeil is a scary bitch
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Female 54
English people have no opinion on white cats.
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Male 1,834
cool
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Female 265
I love Halloween! I feel like I can never be too old to dress up and go trick or treating!
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Female 536
Why does everyone say that Dia de los muertos is ONLY celebrated in Mexico? It`s only celebrated NATIONALLY in Mexico, but I know tons of people in America who celebrate it.
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Male 661
This is my favorite holiday. Samhain, not Hallowe`en. It`s a much better "New Year" than in January, makes more sense. Plus I like the idea that those who have passed before me come back and watch over me.
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Male 1,557
That "fact" about England is wrong.

In England a black cat crossing your path is LUCKY. But there is nothing about white cats, lucky or otherwise.
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Female 654
stephen king thinks cats steal your breath while you sleep...haha, and they also lick the butter, little non-nice individuals.....
p.s. i still love my kitty
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Male 2,690
Nice, learned some cool stuff, now to go act smart!
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Female 3,562
I`ve never been invited to a halloween party ;_;
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Male 13
Ive never met a person who claimed black cats are bad luck. A cat is a cat.
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Female 171
just to confirm what everyone else has said. white cats are not unlucky in england, its black if anything
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Female 685
OK I`m from England, I live in England and I am English, and I can tell you straight I`ve never met a person who thinks white cats are unlucky. Just so you know, some people think black cats are unlucky, some think they are lucky, but white cats are just white cats. Stop making sh*t up, IAB!
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Male 16
Either black cats are bad luck, or I don`t actually live in england. Furthermore, this means EVERYTHING I KNOW IS WRONG!
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Female 124
99% of pumpkins used for jack-o-lanterns? I doubt that. Everyone around here just candies the pumpkins cuz we`re cool like that. Mmmmm, piloncillo with pumpkin....

I`m not gonna repeat the Dia de los Muertos thing, since everyone and their mother said that already.
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Male 144
Traditional tradition... HA!
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Female 322
What is wrong with that Helen Pfeil lady? So what if they still went out trick or treating that`s no reason to poison them.

From Wikipedia:
Symptoms of arsenic poisoning begin with headaches, confusion and drowsiness. As the poisoning develops, convulsions and changes in fingernail pigmentation may occur. When the poisoning becomes acute, symptoms may include diarrhea, vomiting, blood in the urine, cramping muscles, hair loss, stomach pain, and more convulsions. The organs of the body that are usually affected by arsenic poisoning are the lungs, skin, kidneys, and liver. The final result of arsenic poisoning is coma or death.
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Male 464
Uhhm...no. its still black cats in England.
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Male 723
@Vindictive

He he he

Vindictive
Female, 13-17, Midwest US

Is this the part where Chris Hansen comes out and asks what my intentions were? *chuckles*

8-) LJ
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Female 1,077
@Lord_Jereth

that AND your icon is david bowie?! can i marry you next?!
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Male 924
FYI, "In England" we don`t like to be told what goes on "In England". If anyone is going to put stuff like that they should at least ask someone that`s actually from here
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Male 56
That`s wrong, el dia de los muertos is not the same as halloween, it is celebrated only in mexico, and it is celebrated during november, and we don`t ask for candy.
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Male 723
My wife and I, a pagan and an anti-theist respectively, got married on Halloween, our favorite holiday. Our wedding went off without a hitch and turned into a costume party after the vows were exchanged. A good time was had by all and my anniversary is easy to remember.

True story.

8-) LJ
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Female 24
um, the day of the dead isn`t the same as our halloween. It`s celebrated in Mexico and it`s to celebrate and remember passed loved ones. Last paragraph, read it.
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Male 1,598
Arsenic laced candy, that`s a pretty good prank. Except, you know, when people die.
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Female 833
never heard of the white cat thing. English born and bred.
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Female 34
agree with r3tr0r0ck3r i`ve never heard that before. (and im someone from the UK)
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Male 187
That "fact" about white cats being unlucky in England isn`t even remotely true.
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Male 703
Why did the US, and to a lesser extent, Europe keep Halloween, while Australia pretty much forgot it? It`s only very recently that kids have started doing it, and not even very many kids.
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Female 276
white cats, pretty sure we think black ones are unlucky here too.
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Female 95
@martinikene - i love useless facts like this...! it takes up room in my brain that could be used for important information. its great :D

@frankii - same here... never heard of that one! but i`m in scotland... so i genuinely don`t know if it just below the border or if they mean the uk as a whole..?
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Female 412
@freddyferret (Even though some of those things are wrong, some are true. Hallowe`en was the original way to spell it. It`s the best holiday of them all!!)

Samhain is the original spelling. It is the original name of the Celtic celebration of the end of the year.
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Male 306
Who makes these things? Damn some peoples lives are boring, some make these things, other look at these things at IAB. What a bunch of losers... oh wait...
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Female 437
@MauserTM, we celebrate it here, not to the same extravagant degree as America but we still enjoy it, it really does go beyond the US borders
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Female 437
White cats? Never ever heard that, I think they`ve just made that up
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Male 11
@rikakitty

If you read the infographic, none of the other holidays mentioned are Halloween, either. It`s more or less a list of Autumn holidays celebrating the dead.
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Female 448
The arsenic lady had told the kids not to eat it and that it was a prank. No one did, but she was still arrested on child endangerment charges.
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Female 296
78% of americans don`t take down their decoration for holidays.
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Male 2,441
WTF was wrong with that lady!? Arsenic!?
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Female 683
I`m sure it`s been stated, but I really don`t wanna search through the rest of the comments.

Dia de los Muertos has nothing to do with Halloween. =.=
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Female 1,236
Fun! I can`t wait. Scaring small children is a blast. Parents, it turns out, are the cruelest bastards out there--they giggle maniacally at their children`s screams.
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Male 11,740
Even though some of those things are wrong, some are true. Hallowe`en was the original way to spell it. It`s the best holiday of them all!!
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Male 1,081
Looks like I`ve got to watch for arsenic this year.
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Male 2,893
Screw Halloween. Christmas kicks ass.
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Male 1,222
These infographs are all fake, why do you even read them??
And noone besides the us celebrates this, a couple of kids tried to celebrate it in my country, and all they got from me was a tuna can and a drat you sign
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Male 774
I like how he correctly uses the word Hallowe`en but then spells it wrong the rest of the article.
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Male 5,194
What`s with the one-eyed pumpkins?
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Female 798
@smigbaafm

thanks Ms. Buzz Killington.
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Male 10,845
El Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is an entirely different holiday.

I bet dollars to donuts that Hallowe`en is the archaic way of spelling it. My spellcheck didn`t even recognize it.
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Male 322
gah!
dia de los muertos is not halloween!
it`s celebrated in mexico november 2 to pay respect to the dead!
sorry, learned that in spanish class and it bugs me.
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Female 1,623
Aww man, I really can`t tell if Halloween was better back then or if it`s better now
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Male 101
86% of Americans. Really? That would mean almost 9 out of 10 houses had Halloween decorations. I don`t think even Christmas has this high of a percentage.
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Male 648
practically no one observes All Hallows Day, yet a great majority celebrate it`s eve. Halloween is a day that doesn`t really have any meaning other than to sell candy and costumes to consumer whores.
Christmas is extremely bastardized, but at least it has a purpose.
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Male 5,190
I love being born on Halloween!
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Male 47
never in all my years have i heard that whit cats are unlucky in egland and ive lived there all my life, if anything the black cat superstition would hav started here with the witchunters and all.
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Male 25,416
meh, just another day!
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Male 4,680
"In England, white cats are thought of as unlucky"
ARE THEY?!
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Female 235
We adults just hate letting go of our childhood! I`m going as Godzilla and my husband is going as Little Tokyo!
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Female 223
NO NO NO. TWERPS. NO HALLOWEEN IS NOT DIA DE MUERTOS THEY ARE TWO DIFFERENT THINGS drat YOU SO HARD
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Female 1,264
Ir`s not "El dia de LOS muertos". It`s just "Dia de Muertos".
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Male 1,678
Surprised to see the comments saying the holiday isn`t big in England. Its massive here just across the water so I always presumed it was the same over there. In my hometown theres a massive party, fireworks displays, concerts etc... and people come out in their thousands. Its great, you get to dress up, head out with your mates, get absolutely wasted and all the girls dress like sick sexual fantasies. Some places are just plain missing out.
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Male 628
the white cats thing must be wrong- ive never heard it in my life. Although ive head that black cats are lucky here and unlucky in america, maybe thats the mix up!
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Male 1,067
I have never heard of white cats being unlucky.
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Female 88
MissAbby`s right...they`re completely different holidays. And Day of the Dead isn`t even celebrated on Halloween.
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Female 412
Oh and @Seastone: I spoke to a little girl at work today and she told me she was dressing up as lady gaga because her costumes are scary!
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Female 412
Being English, I have always heard of it being black cats that are unlucky, where did white come from?!
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Male 12,365
[quote]White cats are not unlucky in England.[/quote]

Halloween isn`t in England to any great extent, either. It was nothing at all when I was a boy, but it`s being imported a bit from the USA now. Another day for shops to sell crap to people who know nothing about the origins of the day, whoopie.
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Male 132
day of the dead is a completely different holiday....
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Male 798
@MissAbby: Technically it isn`t, but it is essentially the same concept.
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Male 1,357
lolz at the last fact.
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Female 32
Day of the Dead isn`t Halloween.
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Female 246
woot! Paganism!
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Male 1,929
I have never heard of white cats being unlucky.
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Male 86
I can`t be the only one who was instantly reminded of The Nightmare Before Christmas upon seeing that conifer.
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Female 97
White cats are not unlucky in England.
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Male 15,510
Creepy
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Male 9,306
Good thing I don`t usually splat spiders then.
I`ve also really wanted to attend a Dia De Los Muertos party, and the little skeleton chatchkies they make for the holiday are so morbidly adorable.
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Male 749
We got a massive tub of Haribos for the little kids if they trick or treat us, but my brother`s been eating them all. :| I live quite out of the way, so we don`t get many people coming around on Hallowe`en though.

Gotta echo Ruthless and Rich, though. I`m in the North West and hardly anyone bothers.
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Male 1,343
Cool infograph, but I`m pretty certain that All Hallow`s Eve =/= Dia de los Muertos. They are, however, less that a couple of days apart but are completely different celebrations.

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Female 130
dia de los muertos isn`t really halloween...
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Male 93
i live in north east england, no one bothers anymore :( i think we got one knock at our door last year. Ive never heard of white cats being bad luck, its still black cats in my area anyway :S
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Female 857
Well Ruthless1990, I`m from Brighton and have lived in Manchester for 7 years. We never did Hallowe`en at home, but it`s huge up here.
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Male 17
White cats aren`t believed to be bad luck in england
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Male 5,413
I didn`t know the one about England and white cats. But does that my White cat suddenly becomes evil then or something?
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Female 3,001
its not such a big deal in Britain, well not in the North anwyay
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Female 612
I read an article in the paper saying Lady Gaga costumes are set to become the biggest-selling costumes of all time, bigger even than MJ was last year. It`s becoming more of an adult holiday than it was before, of course, and it`s like Lady Gaga is celebrating Halloween every day, so it`s really too easy for her to be imitated. Just get a blond wig and some ridiculous clothes and there you have it.
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Male 19,873
Link: 20 Interesting Halloween Info Facts [Pic] [Rate Link] - Everything you ever wanted to know about Hallowe`en but were afraid to ask.
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