Archive for October 21st, 2009

Did You Know? Countdown to Halloween 2009 (10/21)

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009


Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Halloween

Oct 21 : 10 days till Halloween

Did you know that more than 36 million children are expected to go trick-or-treating this Halloween?

That’s how many 5-13 year olds there are in the United States. Of course, age is no limit for Halloween fun, so those numbers might be a bit of an understatement.

Did you know that the states of Arizona, Nevada, Florida, North Carolina, Colorado and Georgia have all seen recent increases in their elementary-school aged population?

If you live in one of these six states, be sure to stock up on candy sales, as you’re likely to see lots of trick-or-treaters this October 31st.

The holiday of Halloween dates back to the Dark Ages. Once truly spooky traditions have morphed over the years into much more light-hearted (but still mischievous) celebrations. Here is a fun look at some of the facts and folklore that describe how All Hallows Eve came to be celebrated as Halloween. Join us for a new Did You Know? each day as we count down to Halloween.

Halloween will be celebrated on Saturday October 31st.

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(October 21) This week we're celebrating . . .  YMCA Week Without Violence

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

YMCA Week Without Violence
This annual campaign of the YWCA spotlights the importance of developing meaningful alternatives to violence. Learning more by participating in a workshop, lecture or rally in your community.

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