The History of Halloween

Anna Gappmayer, Author

It’s the month of October which means that Halloween will be coming up fast, and what is Halloween without candy? Did you know that 600 million pounds of candy is sold each year in the US during the month of October? It’s no joke that Americans spend more than 2 million dollars during Halloween each year JUST FOR CANDY! Halloween related events started nearly 2000 years ago. The night before the start of winter- called All Hallows Eve- was celebrated to warn off all evil spirits. Candy was introduced to this holiday in the early 1900’s. We now know All Hallows Eve as Halloween, where children go trick or treating, dress up in costumes, visit haunted houses, carve pumpkins, and anything else Halloween related! There is only a few days till Halloween, so it is time to get your spooky on!

Did You Know?
You can use leftover candy corn for… candy corn pancakes, candy corn butter, candy corn cupcakes, candy corn cookies, and a bunch of other weird things.

HOW TO CARVE A JACK O LANTERN
Step 1: Carve out the stem in a circle to get the pumpkin guts out
Step 2: Sketch a picture of your design
Step 3: Sketch your design on the pumpkin
Step 4: Carve out your design
Step 5: Get the carvings out
Step 6: Place a candle in the Jack O Lantern

Hope you all have a spectacular Halloween! Have fun and be safe!