Halloween Fun Facts

Halloween has gone by a few different names over the years. Perhaps the most common alternative name is the creepy sounding, All Hallow’s Eve.

Some other October 31st nicknames include: Witches Night, Snap-Apple Night, Samhain, Lamswool and Summer’s End.

The world’s most famous escape artist and magician Harry Houdini met his demise on Halloween night in 1926.

He did not meet his end performing one of his death-defying stunts. Instead, it was a burst appendix. . Most people still to this day think he drowned in a failed escape!

Harry Houdini prepares for a coffin escape stunt in 1926.

In Alabama, it is illegal to dress as a nun or priest on Halloween.

In Dublin, Georgia if you’re over 16 you’re prohibited from wearing a mask. And in Hollywood, California silly string is outlawed for safety reasons.

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