Approximately 598 million pounds or $1.9
billions worth of candy is sold during the
Halloween season. Nearly 90 million
pounds of the candy sold during
Halloween week is chocolate
During the Halloween
season 18,952 tons of
pumpkins are sold.
About 1. 5 billion pounds
of pumpkins are sold
each year. Most of the
selling takes place for
Anyone can wear costumes like
children, teens, young, adults and
adults can too and even your pets.
There are many costumes out there
for anyone to have.
This year 7 billion dollars have
been spent on halloween stuff in
2013 and 2012 8 billion dollars
have been spent.
Some History of Halloween
Halloween started in the
1800’s or about 2,000 years
ago when it came popular.
Facts about Halloween
The original intent of carved pumpkins was to
protect themselves from evil spirits.
Trick-or-treaters get enough candy to add
about 3 pounds to their weight.
The world's largest jack-o-lantern weighed 666.32 kg
(1,469 lb) and was carved in October 2005 from the world's
largest pumpkin (another Guinness World Record).
Fastest pumpkin-carving speed? 24.03 seconds (the
Guinness World Record).
Halloween is thought to have originated around 4000 B.C.,
which means Halloween has been around for over 6,000
Scarecrows, a popular Halloween fixture, symbolize the
ancient agricultural roots of the holiday.
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