Archive for October 24th, 2009

Did You Know? Countdown to Halloween 2009 (10/24)

Saturday, October 24th, 2009


Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Halloween

Oct 24 : 07 days till Halloween

Did you know that another Jack-O-Lantern legendĀ speaks of the early Celts who would carry a lantern when they walked on the eve of October 31st?

These lanterns were carved out of big turnips and the lights were believed to keep the evil spirits away. Children would carve faces in the turnips and these turnip lanterns were called “jack-o-lanterns.

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 24) Today we're celebrating . . .  Make A Difference Day

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

Make A Difference Day
A day for Americans, and ex-Governors from Alaska too, to take part in a nationwide call for community service.


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