Sunday is the 31st of October, which can only mean one thing. Halloween. Here are some fun facts about the holiday both parents and kids alike love, courtesy of history.com.
- It's one of the world's oldest holidays.
- The only places kids trick or treat is the U.S., Canada and Ireland.
- The first jack o' lanterns were carved from turnips, not pumpkins.
- In the early 1900s, the holiday lost its religious roots and became a holiday for fun. This is when the tradition of Halloween parties started.
- Americans spend $6.9 billion annually on Halloween.
- Many of the Halloween traditions we no longer celebrate where aimed at finding single women a husband by the next Halloween.
- Superstitions like being afraid of black cats and not walking under laddars come from the Middle Ages.
- The first ghost stories are from the 1st century AD.
- Abraham Lincoln's ghost reportedly has been seen numerous times in the White House.