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21 Facts About Halloween That'll Make You Shit Your Pants

You'll be all the more wiser after reading this.

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1. Halloween was brought to America by European immigrants.


In the 1800s, European immigrants who migrated to America brought their Halloween traditions with them, including dancing around a bonfire, telling ghost stories, and telling fortunes.

3. Jack-o'-lanterns are literally named after a guy named Jack.

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According to Irish Legend, "Stingy Jack" was a cranky old man who got a kick out of playing tricks on everyone he knew, including the Devil.


5. Depending on where you live, the night before Halloween has several different names. A few names are: Mischief Night, Devil's Night, All Hallows Eve, Lamswool Snap-Apple Night, Samhaim, and Summer’s End.

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It's known as Mischief Night in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and Devil's Night in Michigan.


9. Orange and Black are the ~official~ Halloween colors for good reason. Orange is associated with the arrival of Fall and harvest season, while Black is associated with death, darkness, and just plain evil.

11. The Village Halloween Parade in New York City is the largest Halloween parade in America.

An estimated 50,000 people participate in the parade each year, and millions more watch on the sidelines.