31 Halloween Facts For Everyone Who Has Started Celebrating Already
Much like Christmas in December, the Halloween creep is real. Starting as early as August, big box stores are beginning to load out their Halloween decorations, big assorted bags of candy, and cheap costumes based on whatever Marvel franchise is hot at the box office that Summer. We've finally reached the month of October, the air is beginning to chill, the leaves are turning colors, and everyone seems to be in the mood to watch a spooky movie in the evening.
If you can't wait a couple more weeks to begin celebrating, here's a big list of facts about the origins of Halloween and all of it's strange traditions. Jack-o-Lanterns? That used to just be a guy named Jack with a lantern. Trick-or-Treating? Legitimately an offering to the neighborhood children in exchange for not playing pranks and digging up the award winning squashes (or whatever) you've been growing in your garden.
Enjoy, early celebrators!