1. The word Halloween is short for hallowed eve, or holy evening.
2. Hollywood has a 1000 dollar fine for using silly string on Halloween.
3. In many countries, Halloween is seen as an unwanted and overly commercial American influence, including France.
4. Halloween is the second highest grossing commercial holiday after Christmas.
5. In Alabama it's illegal to dress up as a priest.
6. Ireland is supposed to be the birthplace of Halloween.
7. The first jack-o' lanterns were actually made from turnips.
8. Witch comes from old English wicce, meaning wise woman.
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And Christopher Columbus