The tradition of Trick or Treating originated in Ireland, where the Celtic holiday of Samhain was celebrated on October 31.Â The ancient Celts believed that on Halloween night, spirits and ghosts walked among the living.Â To blend in with the undead, the Celts began wearing masks and disguises.Â
As All Hallowâ€™s Eve approached, townspeople in Ireland would knock on the doors of their neighbors and ask for a contribution to the village harvest festival.Â Wealthy land owners would give food to the poor villagers, hoping that ghosts would look favorably upon their good deeds and not visit mischief upon them. Â
Combined with the costumes originated by the ancient Celts, this tradition became modern Trick or Treating.
We all like treats like candy corn and M&Ms, but there are some treats that are more fun.Â For car enthusiasts, the ultimate treat is a sports car rental from DFW Elite Auto Rental or a membership in DFW Elite Car Club.Â Many car fanatics also enjoy a dream tour from DFW Drive Your Dream.Â Dream tours allow sports car fans to drive five amazing exotic cars in a single day.
For those who associate Halloween with more conventional treats, thereâ€™s always good old-fashioned candy.Â As the second most commercially successful holiday (behind Christmas), Halloween is responsible for a big spike in candy sales. Â Americans spend over 2 billion dollars annually on Halloween candy, the highest candy sales of any holiday.Â One quarter of the entire yearâ€™s candy sales occur between September 15 and November 10, with the average U.S. household spending $44 each year.Â
Americans consume over 24 pounds of candy each year, and much of this candy is consumed by children on and around Halloween.Â The most popular Halloween candy bar for trick-or-treaters is Snickers.Â When polled, over 80% of children list gum or chocolate as their favorite Halloween candy.Â The ever-popular candy corn also makes a good showing with 20 million pounds of the confection consumed annually.
With all of this candy consumption comes an excess of calories.Â It seems like there are very few calorie-free Halloween treats, but for car lover DFW Elite Auto Rental has over 45 different auto-related treats. And the adrenaline rush of renting a Ferrari F430 in Dallas or any of the other cities we serve is a great guilt-free way to burn off some extra calories! To find a reputable exotic car rental agency in your city, consult an online directory such as www.rentexoticcars.net.
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