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(Gallery) 9 Halloween Facts

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Halloween is the 2nd largest commercial holiday in the U.S. This year’s estimated spending total will be around $6.9 billion. The average household spends $74.34 on Halloween goods.

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Salem, Massachusetts is the self-proclaimed Halloween capital of the world.

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The first Jack O’Lanterns were actually made from turnips.

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The most common adult Halloween costume is a witch.

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The Village Halloween parade in New York City is the largest Halloween parade in the United States. The parade includes 50,000 participants and draws over 2 million spectators.

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The most lit jack-o’-lanterns on display is 30,581 and was achieved by the City of Keene, New Hampshire in 2013.

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Over 80% of haunted houses are operated by a charity.

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Palm Spring, California is the most expensive place for Halloween parties. The average price per ticket is $331.55.

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Boulder, Colorado is the least expensive place for Halloween parties. The average price per ticket is $4.31.

Written by Mitchell Wells

Founder and Editor in Chief of Horror Society. Self proclaimed Horror Movie Freak, Tech Geek, love indie films and all around nice kinda guy!!