Halloween is finally here! This yearly celebration is observed by many countries throughout the world in different ways. History tells us the holiday originated in Celtic culture as a way to mark the end of the harvest season and mark the beginning of winter. This transition was thought to be a bridge between our world and the world of the dead. (Spooky, we know!)
Nowadays, for many Americans this means costumes, candy and fun! In fact, more than 35 million pounds of candy corn, a Halloween candy favorite, is sold per year. This equals around 9 billion pieces, which could circle the moon nearly 21 times when laid end-to-end. Since 90% of parents sneak candy from their children’s trick-or-treat stash, this means it is sure to be a great holiday for everyone!
For more fun facts about Halloween, the history and it’s traditions, check out this link from the History Channel!