Halloween Fun Facts

Halloween Fun Facts

Whitney - October 31, 2017

Just as with every holiday we celebrate, Halloween has many surprising facts that many people do not know. We have listed Halloween trivia questions and answers to use at a party or to test your knowledge of Halloween. We have also included interesting facts, many of which are new to most people. Additionally, we have made suggestions on the best way to use our Halloween trivia questions and answers.


The Origin of Halloween

The origin of Halloween can be traced back to the Celts, a tribe that resided in Ireland and Northern France. The Celts’ lives were dependent upon farming and thus, they worshipped nature. The Celts were superstitious. They believed that the winter season brought death. The last day of October marked the end of summer because November was the beginning of winter. The Celts celebrated the last day of October and believed the dead would visit them, so they left food and drink outside their homes for the spirits of the dead. Halloween is thought to have originated around 4000 B.C., which means Halloween has been around for over 6,000 years!


Trivia and Questions

In which country did Halloween originate? - Ireland

Which Catholic Church holiday is Halloween linked to? - All Saints (Hallows) Day

What was the name of Dracula’s sidekick? - Renfield

From which words did ‘bonfire’ originate? - Bone and Fire

What does the name Dracula mean? - Son of the Devil

What was Dracula’s real name? - Vlad the Impaler

Who was the first actor to play Wolf Man? - Lon Chaney

Which phobia means you have an intense fear of Halloween? - Samhainophobia

Out of which vegetable were Jack O’ Lanterns originally made? - Turnips

Every Halloween, Charlie Brown helps his friend Linus wait for what character to appear? - The Great Pumpkin



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