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5 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Halloween

3. Why do they hand out candy during Halloween?

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To begin with, the tradition of passing out treats is believed to be based on the medieval custom of “souling” on All Souls’ Day. On this day, children would walk from door-to-door singing to get the currant-topped desserts that were made by Christians to honor their dead. Statistics show that $2.08 billion is spent on Halloween candy in the U.S., this is 600 pounds of candy. To show you how much this is, this is the weight of 6 Titanic ships.

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