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Halloween decorations already confront shoppers. Given that more candy is sold at Halloween than any other holiday, it's no wonder we see those familiar, industrial-sized bags of goodies on the shelves so early. It is sometimes just fun to know random facts about something common. For instance, did you know that Halloween is one of the reasons that Daylight Savings Time ends as late in the year as it does? Now to fill your heads with all kinds of random facts, here is a smattering of trivia (ref: cnbc.com, novareinna.com, holidays.net) to answer all sorts of questions about this sweet and spooky day.
Where is Halloween still celebrated?
This list might surprise you, the celebrations range to quite a diversity of cultures and peoples where this holiday still has a following. Each nation holds its own traditions for this day, but they all commemorate it.
What are the most popular items to pass out to trick-or-treaters?
What are the most typical Halloween costumes?
For 2010 the projection for top picks:
Classic costumes that appear again and again and have gained popularity in the past 30 years or so:
Now you have just a smidgen of the facts about this well-loved holiday. Perhaps at your next Halloween bash you can now host a trivia night and have all these answers at your fingertips. No matter what costume you choose, what candy you prefer or where you live, you can always gather your family and friends around you to enjoy Halloween festivities and make memories that will last a lifetime.
Margo Smith graduated with a B.S. degree from BYU. Working through college and being in the corporate world give her a great deal to say about subjects as diverse as employee motivation to online classes to candy making.
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