The American Embassy in Paris has a "États-Unis A - Z" section on their website that covers a wide range of topics related to American history and culture. Naturally, Halloween is on the list and it explains its history and traditions, covering everything from the Celts to black cats and witches. There are lots of statistics, a Halloween quiz and a recipe for pumpkin pie. Here's the link to the website (in French).
Some of the Halloween statistics include:
- 1 in 2 Americans carve a pumpkin
- 1 in 2 Americans decorate their houses
- 120 million Americans wear costumes
- 11.5% of Americans dress their pets
- If you put the annual amount of "le candy corn" sold end to end, they would encircle the moon 21 times.
There is no candy corn here, so an entire paragraph was devoted to it on the website.