Archive for October, 2008

(October 31) Today we're celebrating . . .  Halloween

Friday, October 31st, 2008

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Halloween
A favorite holiday among kids, and many adults, Halloween is an ancient celebration that blends Druid and Christian customs. Long associated with spirits and ghosts, Halloween today is a reason to dress up in costume and trick-or-treat for candy.

Halloween is the time of Ghosts, Goblins, Gravestones and Graveyards. Of Spooks and Spirits and silly-fun tricks. Of Witches and Warlocks and Scary Black Cats. And Candy Corn, Jelly Apples, Pumpkins and Bats.

Come visit our Halloween celebration for some holiday fun. We’ve got Dancing Skeletons, Halloween stories, some ghosts, goblins and “jack-o-lanterns”, holiday pictures for the kids to print and color, and some tasty Halloween recipes to make and enjoy. We hope you find something you like!

Happy Halloween and come visit our Halloween sites:

Halloween fun: Halloween on the Net

Halloween Recipes: Holiday Eats

Halloween Crafts / Coloring Pictures: Holiday Arts and Crafts on the Net

Halloween eCards: Holiday eCards on the Net

(October 31) Today we're celebrating . . .  Frankenstein Friday

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Frankenstein
Frankenstein Friday
Honoring the “mother” and “father” of Frankenstein, Mary Shelly and Boris Karloff.

(For this and other Halloween coloring pictures visit our Halloween celebration – Halloween on the Net)

Holiday Invite: Halloween on the Net

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

 Happy Halloween!

The year’s most ghoulish holiday is upon us! You are invited to join the Halloween festivities at Halloween on the Net. Come read the story of Halloween, and learn about its roots in the ancient Celtic holiday of Samhain and its connection to the centuries-old Mexican holiday of Los Dias De Los Muertos.

Test your Halloween knowledge at our Did You Know? article. Plan a terrifying night of Halloween fun at one of America’s Top Thirteen Haunted Houses. Then click over to discover the origins of Halloween traditions like pumpkin carving, witches, black cats, and trick-or-treating. Speaking of trick-or-treating, what are your favorite Halloween candies? While many of us are partial to the ever-popular candy corn, here is a list of the top fifteen best Halloween candy treats (and some healthier trick-or-treat suggestions, too).

If you want to do more than just hand out candy to kiddos on Halloween, Holidays on the Net also has a great article on how to plan a spooktacular October 31st kids’ party. Your kids are also sure to appreciate our fun-filled Halloween crafts and DIY costume ideas. And don’t forget to check out our recipe box full of Halloween treats or our Halloween e-cards and Halloween coloring pages

We look forward to seeing you at our Halloween celebration!

Happy Holidays

(October 30) Today we're celebrating . . .  Haunted Refrigerator Night

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Haunted Refrigerator Night
Twas the night before Halloween
and inside the fridge,
something was stirring
among the Moo Goo Gai Pan!

When was the last time you cleaned out your fridge? Are there evil and scary things growing among the leftover containers? As we prepare for the scariest night of the year, show’em what you’re made of by emptying the fridge of all that is unholy inside.

 
( courtesy of www.wellcat.com )

Last Minute Halloween?

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

With less than a week to go till Halloween – are you still searching for that special last minute recipe for your Halloween party? Looking for some holiday coloring pictures to keep the kids quiet for just a couple of more days? Well have we got good news for you!

Stop by our holiday recipe site – Holiday Eats for great recipe suggestions for your Halloween party or just something sweet and spooky for the kids.

And don’t forget our craft site – Holiday Arts & Crafts on the Net! For some seasonal craft projects and a great selection of Halloween coloring pictures to easily print.

All you’ll need to do is bring the crayons. Now how easy is that!

holiday recipes: Holiday Eats

holiday crafts / coloring pictures: Holiday Arts & Crafts on the Net

(October 29) Today we're celebrating . . .  The Internet’s Birthday

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Internet’s Anniversary
Happy Birthday 2 U
Happy Birthday 2 U
Happy Birthday Dear Al Gore’s lil darling
Happy Birthday 2 U
!!

39 years ago today the first connection was made between remote computers at UCLA and Stanford Research Institute in which bits of data was transfered.

This connection would lead to ARPNET, the forbearer of the Internet.

image credit: louie volpe / www.holidays.net

(October 28) Today we're celebrating . . .  Diwali

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008


Diwali (Hindu/Jainism)
Also known as Deepavali, Diwali is a joyous five day celebration celebrating the victory of good over evil.

It is also referred to as the “Festival of Lights” because special lamps, know as diyas or kandils, are lit as a sign of celebration and hope for humankind.

 

photo credit: McGun via flickr

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