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How Much Do You Know About Halloween?

Halloween is American as apple pie. One of the most celebrated holidays in the United States it comes complete with its own set of traditions and symbols. But Halloween was not always so American. In fact, Halloween has been in the making for 1000s of years. Most people know that it comes from an ancient holiday known as Halllow’s Eve, but how much more do people really know about this all American holiday? 

In order to find out we put together a little Halloween trivia for you to find out how much you know about Halloween. 

Halloween Trivia

Test your Halloween trivia by answer the questions below. Answer all the questions and then check your answers by clicking the link at the end of the questions. Share your score in the comments. Don’t cheat by checking the internet. Most importantly, have fun!

  1. Complete this sentence: The first Jack O’Lanterns were actually made from _____________.
  2. True or False: Cucurbitophobia is the fear of Halloween.
  3. Complete this sentence: ___________ (Hint: It’s a country) is believed to be the birthplace of Halloween.
  4. An ancient precursor to Halloween is the ancient Celtic Festival called _____________.
  5. True or False: The ancient Roman festival for the harvest goddess Pomona has inspired some Halloween traditions such as bobbing for apples.
  6. These two American cities have self-proclaimed themselves as the Halloween capitals of the world. What two cities are they? 
  7. Which city holds the record for the largest number of Jack O’Lanterns lit at once (30,128)? 
  8. What is the number of calories an average bag of Halloween candy contains? 
  9. True or False? In Newport News, Virginia if you are caught trick-or-treating after 8pm you could be fined $350. 
  10. Except for ____________ , Halloween sales gross more than any other holiday. 

Click here to check your answers.

This fun trivia was made possible with facts supplied by the Fact Retriever.

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Desiree Avila


Désirée Ávila has called Oakland Park her home for over 33 years. In addition to publishing, Désirée has been featured in print publications, locally and abroad. Désirée was an award winning teacher for 10 years and has a doctoral level education in Educational Technology. She is currently a licensed Florida Realtor® and is committed to a high-level of professionalism.

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