Fascinating Facts About Halloween

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A Brief History

One of the world’s most widely celebrated holidays occurs today: Halloween!

Digging Deeper

To begin to learn about Halloween, we encourage you to consider the Top 10 Halloween Symbols and What They Mean and watch the following short video:

Now that you know some of the history of the holiday, if you are staying home on Halloween night, you may want to enjoy the Top 10 Funny Halloween Movies.

Theatrical release poster

If instead, you are going to a Halloween party and are an adult, you may want to avoid wearing one of the Top 10 Embarrassing Halloween Costumes but might consider one of the 10 Sexiest Halloween Costumes.

In case you are driving, try one of these non-alcoholic Essential Drinks for Your Halloween Party.

Similarly, if you are taking your children out trick or treating, please do not make them wear one of the Top 10 Demeaning Children’s Halloween Costumes.

College students dressed up for Halloween.

Not all of us have children, but if you are instead passing out candy to trick or treaters, please, please do not pass out any of the Top 10 Grossest Halloween Candies or any of the Top 10 Worst Halloween Candy for Ruining Halloween!

candy corn

Finally, for the boldest of our readers, perhaps watching movies, trick or treating, or passing out candy is just not enough and instead you wish to brave one of the Top 10 Places to Fear on Halloween.

Question for students (and subscribers): Please let us know in the comments section below this article what is the most fascinating fact you ever learned about Halloween and whatever you do to celebrate Halloween today, we at History and Headlines wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday!

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Historical Evidence

For more information on the storied history of Halloween, we recommend the following book :

Rogers, Nicholas.  Halloween: From Pagan Ritual to Party Night.  Oxford University Press, 2003.


About Author

Dr. Zar

Dr. Zar graduated with a B.A. in French and history, a Master’s in History, and a Ph.D. in History. He currently teaches history in Ohio.