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Interesting & Spooky Halloween Trivia

We here at Firestone Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics love Halloween; from the pumpkin decorating to adorable costumes and delicious treats! But it may surprise you to know that the Halloween traditions we celebrate today would be almost unrecognizable to the people who first created Halloween in the first place!

Halloween History & Trivia

Below is a list of interesting Halloween trivia and history that you can use to impress your friends at this year’s Halloween party:

  • The Halloween tradition of celebrating the fall harvest may be as old as 4,000 years B.C.!
  • There are many names Halloween goes by. These include All Hallow’s Eve, Samhain, Summer’s End, and Witch’s Night.
  • The Celtic people in Ireland first began what we commonly know now as Halloween. It was called Samhain and it was a festival of the fall harvest and the end of summer. During Samhain, it was believed that demons could roam the Earth. Because of this, the Celtic people would dress as demons, just in case they encountered a real demon, who would mistake them as one of its own.
  • Samhain didn’t just inspire Halloween costumes; it’s also where we get pumpkin carving as well! During the Samhain celebration, the Celts would hollow out turnips and place candles inside to ward away evil spirits.
  • There’s a reason that orange and black are Halloween colors. Orange represents the coming fall harvest, and black represents summer’s death.
  • Halloween is second only to Christmas on the list of highest grossing commercial holidays! In fact, Americans spend over $6 billion a year on Halloween.

Firestone Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics would like to wish all of our tiny patients a safe and Happy Halloween! Don’t forget to come in for a dental cleaning and a checkup at our Firestone, CO children’s dentist office!

Posted on Oct 28, 2016
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