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Halloween Facts

Orange and black are Halloween colors because orange is associated with the fall harvest and black is associated with darkness and death.

Jack o’ lanterns originated in Ireland where candles were placed in hollowed-out turnips to keep away spirits/ghosts on the Samhain holiday.

Halloween was brought to North America by immigrants from Europe who would celebrate the harvest around a bonfire, share ghost stories, sing and dance.

Tootsie Rolls were the first wrapped penny candy in America.

Halloween is the second most commercially successful holiday, Christmas is the first.