Happy Halloween from Remland Insurance Services! While celebrating with your friends and family this holiday, it’s important to have the perfect costume and the best jack o’ lantern! To impress your friends at your Halloween party this year, keep these fun Halloween facts in mind.
- The 1978 movie Halloween was made on an extremely tight budget. They had to find the cheapest mask for the Michael Meyers character, which ended up being a William Shatner Star Trek.
- The first jack o’ lanterns that were used to celebrate Halloween were actually carved out of turnips.
- The word “witch” comes from “wicce,” and Old English word that means “wise woman.” These “wiccan” women were highly respected during a certain period of time and held one of their two main meetings on Halloween.
- The fear of Halloween is known as Samhainophobia.
- In Medieval Europe, owls were believed to be witches, and when you heard an owl’s call, it meant that someone was about to die.
- Norm Craven grew the largest pumpkin ever in 1993, which weighed 836 pounds!
- The first recorded mention of trick or treating in North America was in 1927 in Blackie, Alberta, Canada.
- Ireland is widely accepted as the birthplace of Halloween.
- In the past, Halloween has been known by many different names, including All Hallows’ Eve, Lamswool, Witches Night, Summer’s End, Snap-Apple Night, and Samhaim.
- Legend says that if a person wears their clothes inside out and walks backwards on Halloween, they will see a witch at midnight.
- The Village Halloween Parade that takes place in New York City is the largest Halloween parade in the country. It includes 50,000 participants and brings more than 2 million visitors to the city.
Remland Insurance Service would like to wish you and your family a fun and safe Halloween!