Halloween Trick or Treat Trail

The Petaluma Downtown Association presents its 2014

Halloween Trick or Treat Trail

through Downtown Petaluma

Friday October 31st, 3:00pm - 5:30pm

 


Join over 60 participating Downtown merchants for a fun and safe community Halloween for the entire family and goodies for costumed kids under 12.  Prepare for a hautingly "ghould" time from 3 - 5:30pm on Friday October 31st as the scary, the cute, the ugly and the creepy descend on Downtown Petaluma. 


Check back here a few weeks before Halloween for the 2014 Participants and to download a Trick or Treat Trail Map!


 


 

Enjoy these fun Halloween tidbits:

  • Orange and black are Halloween colors because orange is associated with the Fall harvest and black is associated with darkness and death.
  • Jack o Lanterns originated in Ireland where people placed candles in hollowed-out turnips to keep away spirits and ghosts on the Samhain holiday.
  • Pumpkins also come in white, blue and green. Great for unique monster carvings!
  • Halloween was brought to North America by immigrants from Europe who would celebrate the harvest around a bonfire, share ghost stories, sing, dance and tell fortunes.
  • Tootsie Rolls were the first wrapped penny candy in America.
  • The ancient Celts thought that spirits and ghosts roamed the countryside on Halloween night. They began wearing masks and costumes to avoid being recognized as human.
  • Halloween candy sales average about 2 billion dollars annually in the United States.
  • Chocolate candy bars top the list as the most popular candy for trick-or-treaters with Snickers #1.
  • Halloween is the 2nd most commercially successful holiday, with Christmas being the first.
  • Bobbing for apples is thought to have originated from the roman harvest festival that honors Pamona, the goddess of fruit trees.
  • Black cats were once believed to be witch's familiars who protected their powers.

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