DC Halloween trivia game

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Every holiday we try to run a fun trivia game. Come on in and play along! You never know what you might learn.



 


Did you know...


The origin of Halloween can be traced back to the Celts, a tribe that resided in Ireland and Northern France. The Celts’ lives were dependent upon farming and thus, they worshipped nature. The Celts were superstitious. They believed that the winter season brought death. The last day of October marked the end of summer because November was the beginning of winter. The Celts celebrated the last day of October and believed the dead would visit them, so they left food and drink outside their homes for the spirits of the dead. Halloween is thought to have originated around 4000 B.C., which means Halloween has been around for over 6,000 years!


 


Trivia questions will be posted starting tomorrow!


 


 

25/10/2016 00:37:11
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Oh my Yesh Riley, we did knowz dat! laughingMom haz done sum research on dat! 'n findz it furry interestin'~ So we look furward to ur trivia 'n gone 'follow' dis thread so we can find it eazily too! Yesh Halloween haz been round fur yearz 'n yearz 'n but wazn't like our commercialized Halloween iz now!~

Since we moofed up here to Iowa, mom gotz ta find out morez how dey catebrate dis day 'n sumtimez dey don't efen haz trick er treaterz on dat actual day her findz out! So her still tryin' ta find out dat one! Coz Halloween fallz on Monday so dey may be catebratin' here on Sunday nite...mom jus' kin'a thoughtz dat waz strange, coz her nefur heard o' dat! Anyfur, we'z gettin' candy 'n gettin' ready Thurs day at da grocerz 'n stockin' up! tongue-out

25/10/2016 03:38:46

I love trivia games because I always go to bed smarter then when I woke up!!!!!

25/10/2016 11:35:29

Milo, Teddy, glad to see you both here!


Milo, a lot of towns do change the celebrating to the weekend so the kids can enjoy the fun without worrying about school. Where we lived in NJ, we were very rural area, dark and no sidewalks. The local volunteer fire department used to put on a big Halloween party for the kids on the weekend of Halloween. That way the kids could enjoy the holiday without the danger of walking on dark streets. Mom actually preferred that to the constant ding dong of the doorbell. Especially since me and Cordi joined the family. We go nuts if someone even walks in front of the house, let alone walks up to the door. 


Here is the 1st question.

According to superstition, what will happen if a person wears their clothes inside out and then walks backwards on Halloween?

25/10/2016 13:05:10
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I know!!!!!

You'll run into a light post!!!!!

Seriously, I have no clue at all!!!!

25/10/2016 13:46:39
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Not quite, Teddy!

25/10/2016 15:44:18

You run into a ghost??????

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25/10/2016 16:07:33
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You are eaten by a cat??????????
25/10/2016 21:20:40
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They's falls?

25/10/2016 22:09:15
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They will have good luck?

25/10/2016 22:38:54

Nice try everyfur, but none of you guessed right. I love those answers though.

 

It was believed that if a person wears their clothes inside out and then walks backwards on Halloween, they will see a witch at midnight.

 

Next question,

Where was the first citywide celebration of Halloween held in the United States?

 

 

25/10/2016 23:04:55
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Mom said she'll make sure never to do that!

Boston?

25/10/2016 23:22:56

Unless mewr Mom wantz ta seed a witsh! Hadded it beed Salem?

26/10/2016 01:12:18

I agree with Tyke

26/10/2016 02:16:20
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Sorry furiends. No fur got the answer.

  

The first citywide celebration of Halloween held in the United States was in Anoka, Minnesota in 1921.

 

Next question,

How much do Halloween candy sales average annually in the US?

26/10/2016 12:43:51
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a million dollars?

26/10/2016 19:15:29

Hi Rosco! Glad you made it. Sorry, that isn't the right answer though.


Repeating the question...

How much do Halloween candy sales average annually in the US?

26/10/2016 21:20:18

  2 million?

26/10/2016 21:36:49

I did hear that a few days ago, it was something around 2 Billions dollar in the US and here in Canada it is around 300 millions dollars

26/10/2016 22:53:14
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Hmm...since we have to factor in Grandma's chocolate consumption....four billion dollars?

26/10/2016 23:09:27
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Oh Teddy dat iz beeg spender moniez dood! Yikez! 2 Billionz?Shocked eyes animated emoticon

Riley, mom did sum more checkin' on dat day 'n Halloween stuff, so dis year, here in Iowa, dey willz be celebratin' trickz'n treatz on Monday da 31st. Ya know why? coz dey moof date not makin' it on busy weekendz when lotza adultz will be pawtyin'! Anywayz dat iz da jest mom got~! Dey call it "Beggars Night". So it will be Monday. We have paved sidewalkz 'n dose yellow litez out dere..we haz a lite ona end o' our property near a firehydrant 'n ona corner, we livez on a corner lot. We got many stormz last nite 'n our yard iz cofured in leafz! Wet leafz!Surprised Look emoticon

26/10/2016 23:18:44
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