100+ Halloween History Trivia | Interesting Facts | Fun | Spooky | Kids  2024

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If you also love Halloween as much as I do, then these spooky and crazy Halloween facts are for you only.

The history of Halloween is all fun to know about.

So, let’s read a few happy, crazy, and interesting Halloween facts for you, your friends, and your kids.

Pick suitable Halloween history trivia and facts for kids compiled from jokes, memes, and riddles on Halloween.

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Interesting Facts About Halloween

“The world’s heaviest jack-o’-lantern weighed 2,350 pounds.”

“In Ireland, where Halloween originated, people celebrate by setting off fireworks.”

“The word “witch” comes from the old English wicce, meaning “wise woman.”

“Americans spend more than $100 on Halloween.”

“People originally carved turnips instead of pumpkins.”

“Stephen Clarke holds the record for the world’s fastest pumpkin carving time.”

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“In Germany, it’s tradition for people to hide their knives on Halloween night.”

“Americans used to celebrate the holiday by sending Halloween cards.”

“Scarecrows symbolize the ancient agricultural roots of the holiday.”

“There’s a reason why black and orange are associated with Halloween.”

“Pumpkins are classified as a fruit, not as a vegetable.”

“Irish immigrants brought Halloween to the U.S.”

“Trick-or-treating has existed since medieval times.”

“Trick-or-treating was also inspired by a tradition called “mumming.”

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Fun Facts About Halloween

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“Candy wasn’t given out to trick-or-treaters until the 1950s.”

“Trick-or-treating comes from “souling”

“Jack o’lantern” comes from the Irish legend of Stingy Jack”

“The most lit jack o’lanterns on display is 30,581”

“Day of the Dead should really be called Days of the Dead”

“Halloween folklore is full of fortune-telling and magic”

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“Halloween originated from an ancient Celtic festival”

“Michael Myers’ mask is actually a William Shatner mask”

“The White House is haunted.”

“Des Moines has a hilarious tradition called Beggars’ Night.”

Best Halloween History Trivia & Facts

The First Lady ever to have decorated the White House for Halloween was ____?


Mamie Eisenhower.

 In Scotland, what vegetable used to be carved into a jack-o-lantern?


A turnip.

What does the word “Halloween” mean?


It means “hallowed evening” or “holy night”.

What do people traditionally “bob” for at Halloween?



What’s the most searched for Halloween candy on Google?


Candy corn.

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Is the pumpkin a fruit or a vegetable?



How many pieces of candy does a plastic jack-o’-lantern approximately carry?



What’s the mega-popular Halloween candy that was named after a horse?



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What item is banned only during Halloween in Hollywood?


Silly string.

How is Halloween less commonly referred to as?


Allhalloween, All Hallows’Eve, or All Saints’ Eve.

What house has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s longest haunted house?


The Cutting Edge Haunted House.

Who creates the creature in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein?


Victor Frankenstein.

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Which phobia denotes an intense fear of Halloween?



Who’s said to haunt the White House Rose Garden?


The ghost of First Lady Dolley Madison.

What are some common Halloween traditions?


trick-or-treating, telling spooky stories, visiting haunted houses, making jack-o’-lanterns, wearing Halloween costumes, and so on.

Besides sucking human blood, what do bats and vampires have in common?


They usually only come out at night.

What are the names of the Addams Family’s pet piranhas?


Tristan and Isolde.

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What mammal capable of flying is usually associated with Halloween?


The bat.

What’s the name of Wednesday’s pet spider on The Addams Family?



And what about her lizard?



Halloween Facts For Kids

“People used to trick or treat for food and drinks.”

“Halloween’s origin had nothing to do with candy”

“The most popular Halloween candy in 2019 was skittles!”

“You would have to walk 44 hours to burn off the amount of candy calories consumed on Halloween.”

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“Trick-or-treating became an American staple thanks to the peanuts comic strip”

“Spiderman and Elsa are the most popular costumes for kids.”

“The biggest pumpkin in the world weighed 2,624.6 pounds!”

“Hocus pocus is one of the most popular Halloween movies around.”

“Don’t forget to carve your turnip!”

Halloween Costume Fun Facts Trivia

What two countries popularized Halloween costumes for trick-or-treating?


Scotland and Ireland.

According to the National Retail Federation, which children’s costume continues to hold the number one spot year after year?



Jason wore what type of mask in the Friday the 13th film series?


A hockey mask.

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What were the early Celtic Halloween costumes made of?


Animal skins.

In Mean Girls, Lindsay Lohan’s character wears what type of costume to the Halloween party?


She’s the bride of Frankenstein.

Try to guess the following trick-or-treater: he’s wearing a brown dog costume and also has a yellow and blue collar tag with initials on it. Who’s this doggy?



Try to guess the following trick-or-treater in a classic character’s costume: she’s wearing a blue outfit with red on top and yellow on the bottom, with a red ribbon in her black hair. Who is she?


Snow White.

I hope our list of Halloween history trivia facts gives you good knowledge about Halloween, that you can flex about! Read it, use it and have fun!

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