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Halloween Interesting Facts
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  • Slide 1 - Halloween Interesting Facts
  • Slide 2 - Halloween is celebrated from sunset on 31 October (last day of the Celtic calendar) to sunset on 1 November.
  • Slide 3 - The name "Halloween" is a shorter form for the Gaelic name All-hallow-evening.
  • Slide 4 - The day after Halloween is called All Saints Day. Saints' Day is a celebration of all Christian saints, particularly those who have no special feast days of their own.
  • Slide 5 - The colours orange [orange is the colour of pumpkins (and autumn)] and black [black is associated with death] represent Halloween.
  • Slide 6 - Today the record for the world's largest pumpkin is held by Tim and Susan Mathison whose pumpkin weighed in at 2,096 lbs (950.7296 kg).
  • Slide 7 - Trick-or-treating is the Halloween custom where children dressed in costume go door to door asking for candy with the question, "trick or treat?" The "trick" is a (usually idle) threat to perform mischief on the home-owners or their property if no treat is given. By the end of the 1930's trick or treating had become widespread.
  • Slide 8 - In the U.S, nearly $2 billion is spent each year on Halloween candy. Candy corn is the most popular Halloween candy.
  • Slide 9 - Originally Halloween costumes were scary characters like vampires, ghosts, skeletons, witches and devils. But now costumes are often inspired by science fiction, television, cinema, cartoons and pop culture.
  • Slide 10 - Apple bobbing is a traditional Halloween game. The game is played by filling a tub or a large basin with water and putting apples in the water. Players then try to catch one with their teeth. Ashrita Furman, bobbed 33 apples in one minute to establish a world record.
  • Slide 11 - New York City hosts the United States' largest Halloween celebration, known as The Village Halloween Parade. The evening parade attracts over two million spectators and participants.
  • Slide 12 - Source : http://ezinearticles.com/?Fifty-Fun-Halloween-Facts&id=4900749 Happy Halloween

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