Halloween Around the Web

October 23, 2019

Halloween Around the Web

October 23, 2019

Halloween Around the Web

Happy Halloween Minnesota friends and neighbors!  We hope you have a safe and fun Halloween!

We did some searching around the web to see where some of our Halloween traditions began and to pick up some statistics surrounding this fun holiday for you to enjoy.  So here you go:


Did you know? Although it is unknown precisely where and when the phrase “trick or treat” was coined, the custom had been firmly established in American popular culture by 1951, when trick-or-treating was depicted in the Peanuts comic strip. In 1952, Disney produced a cartoon called “Trick or Treat” featuring Donald Duck and his nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie. (https://history.com/news/halloween-trick-or-treating-origins)

History of the Holiday

Halloween is a holiday celebrated each year on October 31, and Halloween 2019 occurs on Thursday, October 31. The tradition originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints. Soon, All Saints Day incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows Eve, and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a day of activities like trick-or-treating, carving jack-o-lanterns, festive gatherings, donning costumes and eating treats. (https://www.history.com/topics/halloween/history-of-halloween)

Most Popular Candy

According to Forbes.com, the most popular Halloween candies are Skittles, Reese’s Cups, M&M’s, Snickers and Starbursts.  CandyStore.com’s annual data-based ranking puts Skittles at the top of the list for Minnesota this year.  What candy is your favorite?  Which ones will you hand out on Halloween this year?

Trending Costumes

Google’s list for the most-searched costumes for 2019 is as follows:

  1.  It
  2. Witch
  3. Spiderman
  4. Dinosaur
  5. Descendants
  6. Clown
  7. Fortnite
  8. Chucky
  9. 1980s
  10. Unicorn

What will you wear this Halloween?