Stats not Superstition...
Halloween dates back to Celtic rituals thousands of years ago, and has long been associated with images of witches, ghosts, devils and goblins. Over the years, Halloween customs and rituals have changed dramatically. Today, many of the young and young at heart take a more light-spirited approach. They don scary disguises or ones that may bring on smiles when they go door-to-door for treats, or attend or host a Halloween party. H ere are some interesting statistics about this holiday in which so many participate:
The number of houses across the nation that are potential stops for
1.1 BILLION POUNDS
The weight of pumpkin production by major pumpkin-producing states in 2010. Illinois produced an estimated 427 million pounds of the vined orange gourd. California, New York and Ohio were also major pumpkin-producing states, each with an estimate of more than 100 million pounds.
Per capita consumption of candy by Americans in 2010.
Number of costume rental and formal wear establishments across the nation.