Halloween 2022: 7 fun facts about the spookiest festival of the year

Halloween 2022: 7 fun facts about the spookiest festival of the year

Halloween is a celebration of all things spooky, surrounded by a few odd traditions like trick-or-treating and pumpkin carving.

Here are some spooktacular facts about the holiday.

1.  Halloween has many names. Samhain, All Hallows' Eve, or All Saints' Eve, Witches Night, Summer's End and Snap-Apple Night.

2.  The average calorie count of a bag of Halloween candy is 11,000.

3. Hollowed-out turnips with candles inside were a precursor of today's ritual of carved pumpkins called jack-o-lanterns.

4. Halloween participation is returning to pre-pandemic levels in 2022.

5. Shoppers are reported to spend an average of $102.74 for Halloween 2022.

6. Pet spending for Halloween 2022 is expected to reach $710 million, exceeding 2021's record high.

7. An estimated 2.2 million children plan to wear Spiderman costumes for Halloween 2022.