Pass It On

Tidbits and treats from the Sunnyvale Public Library Reference Division

Trick or Treat October 31, 2007

Filed under: Holidays — svref @ 9:00 am

Halloween bookOne of the most fun days of the year has arrived… if you haven’t carved your pumpkin yet, come to the library where you might still find help with carving ideas, recipes, party planning and costumes.
Some fun pumpkin and Halloween facts:

The name “pumpkin” comes from the Greek word “pepon,” meaning a large melon.

The largest pumpkin grown was recorded on October 2, 2004 weighing 1,446 lbs

The world’s fastest time to carve a face into a pumpkin is 54.72 seconds, by Stephen Clarke (USA), on October 23, 2001 (source: Guinness World Records)

The modern holiday of Halloween has its origins in the ancient Gaelic Festival known as Samhein.

Halloween is the 8th largest card-sending occasion. There are 0ver 28 million Halloween cards sent each year!

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