10 Special Things About Halloween

The holiday dates back more than 2,000 years.

Some Halloween rituals used to involve finding a husband.

Immigrants helped popularize the holiday in the U.S.

Most Americans spend on candy, decorations and costumes.

Now Halloween is the second largest commercial holiday in the country.

Illinois produces up to five times more pumpkins than any other state.

New York City throws the biggest Halloween parade in the U.S.

Skittles are the top Halloween candy.

The night before Halloween is called Mischief Night or Goosey Night in some places.

The fastest pumpkin carving only took 16.47 seconds.