- Many people suffer from Samhainophobia which is an irrational fear of Halloween.
- Trick or treating came from the ancient Celtic tradition of putting out treats and food to pacify spirits who roamed the streets at Samhain, a festival to mark the end of the Celtic calendar year.
- In China lanterns shaped like dragons and animals are hung around houses and streets to help guide spirits back home.
- People used to carve their Halloween lanterns out of turnips in Ireland to keep evil spirits away.
- The tradition of wearing masks on Halloween is stop the spirits recognising the living.
- Collecting sweets door to door actually started in England before it reached the USA
- If you see a spider on Halloween it is said to be the spirit of a loved one watching you.
765 witches have descended on Warwick Castle for a world record attempt!
West Mercia Police is running its 'No Trick or Treat' campaign once again this year to ensure everyone has a safe Halloween.
Youngsters who are going out trick or treating are being urged to have fun without causing distress to other people.
Police are encouraging residents to display a specially designed ‘No Trick or Treat' sign in their window or door if they do not wish to be disturbed by nuisance visitors on Wednesday 31st October or over the weekend.
Mike Stephenson, Crime Risk Advisor, West Mercia Police, said: "We have specially designed 'No Trick or Treat' posters, which carry advice for householders on the back. Trick or treaters are asked to show respect and move on if they see one of the posters."
The bad weather over the last few months has caused real problems for one farmer who grows an unusual crop in Lincolnshire.
Europe's biggest pumpkin grower, David Bowman, says his yield is down by a fifth this year, which is expected to have a huge effect on him financially.