The only thing spookier than water and fire damage is Halloween! We all love Halloween and look forward to this special day to kick start the holiday season. As much as we enjoy celebrating Halloween, very few of us know how this beloved tradition started. Not to worry, S.T.OP Restoration is excited to provide you with some fun facts about Halloween to help you get in the spooky mood!

Halloween Origin Fun Facts:

  • The original Halloween celebration originated from the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. During this festival, the Celtic community would light bonfires and wear costumes to scare off ghosts who would ruin their crops.
  • Eventually, the Christian traditions of All Souls Day reached the Celtic lands and became known as All-Hallows Eve, and eventually Halloween.
  • With a wave of Irish immigrants coming to the United States during the mid-19th century, Halloween gained popularity on a national scale.
  • After borrowing European traditions of dressing up and going around asking for food or money, Halloween began to take form as the holiday we know today.

Trick or Treat Fun Facts:

  • Back in the mid-19th century, when trick or treating was beginning to gain popularity, children were more interested in playing pranks than receiving candy.
  • It is estimated that Americans spend about $3.8 Billion on Halloween candy every year!
  • The most popular candies passed out during Halloween are Reeses's Peanut Butter Cups, M&M's, and Snickers! Which one is your favorite?

As we get closer to Halloween in 2020, we know that it won't be the same, but S.T.O.P Restoration would like to help you make this Halloween celebration special! Here are some ideas to safely celebrate Halloween this year:

  • Create costumes from household items and compete with family members to see who can come up with the most creative costume!
  • Visit your local pumpkin patch with your family and find the perfect pumpkin for carving!
  • Watch spooky Halloween movies! With hundreds of options to choose from, stay in, and watch your favorite classic Halloween movie!

This year's Halloween celebration won't be the same as others, but that doesn't mean they can't be fun. With a little creativity, you can continue celebrating Halloween from the safety of your home!

STOP Restoration wishes you a safe and spooky Halloween!