Archive for October 30th, 2009

Holiday Invite: Halloween on the Net

Friday, October 30th, 2009

 

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Happy Halloween!

The year’s most ghoulish holiday is upon us and Holidays on the Net is delighted to invite you to join our celebration of Halloween.

Come read the story of Halloween. Discover its roots in the ancient Celtic holiday of Samhain and its connection to the Mexican holiday of Los Dias De Los Muertos. 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 are partial to the perennial candy corn, you might want to branch out with this list of the top fifteen best Halloween candy treats. For more fun Halloween factoids, be sure to check out our Did You Know? article.

Want more ideas for celebrating Halloween? How about planning a terrifying night of Halloween fun at one of America’s Top Thirteen Haunted Houses. Or organizing a spooktacular Halloween kids’ party. We’ve got a recipe box full of Halloween treats to serve at any All Hallow’s Eve gathering.

Your littlest ones are sure to enjoy our Halloween crafts, Halloween coloring pages and DIY costume ideas. And don’t forget to share the jack-o-lantern love by sending out one of our free Halloween e-cards.

This year Halloween will celebrated on Saturday October 31st. We look forward to seeing you at our Halloween celebration!

Happy Halloween,

Louie and the Holiday Elves

Did You Know? Countdown to Halloween 2009 (10/30)

Friday, October 30th, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Halloween

Oct 30 : 01 day till Halloween

Did you know that October 30th (today!) is Candy Corn Day?

Candy corn is one of the most popular Halloween treats.

Did you know that more than 35 million pounds of candy corn will be manufactured this year?

That’s equal to some 9 billion pieces of corn, enough to circle the moon 21 times if laid out end-to-end.

BTW – one serving of candy corn contains 140 calories and no grams of fat

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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Did You Know? Countdown to Days of the Dead 2009 (10/30)

Friday, October 30th, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore About Mexico’s
Days of the Dead
(Los Dias De Los Muertos)

October 30

Did you know that Mexican families set up elaborate alters called ofrendas during the Days of the Dead to welcome the spirit of departed loved ones for a brief visit?

Personal memorabilia, sugar skulls, and dishes containing the departed’s favorite foods are among some of the offerings left on the home alter.

Los Dias de los Muertos (Days of the Dead), is a traditional Mexican holiday honoring the dead. It is celebrated every year at the same time as Halloween and the Christian holy days of All Saints Day and All Souls Day (November 1st and 2nd). Unlike the modern-day interpretation of Halloween, Los Dias de los Muertos is neither morbid nor gloomy but rather a festive remembrance of those who have departed.

Los Dias de los Muertos, which is celebrated between October 31st and November 2nd, can also be referred to as (the singular) El Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).

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Did You Know? Countdown to November 2009 (10/30)

Friday, October 30th, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About the Month of November

Oct 30 : 02 days till November

Did you know that in the United States, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November?

In Canada, however, Thanksgiving is an October holiday. Other holidays celebrated during the month of November include All Saints Day (November 1),  All Soul’s Day (November 2), Mexico’s Day of the Dead (November 1&2), Veterans Day (usually November 11), American Recycles Day (November 15), and National Adoption Day (the Saturday before Thanksgiving)

Join us as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to the month of November!

Sources: Daily Holidays on the Net, Holidaypedia: November

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

Friday, October 30th, 2009

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 )

(October 30) Today we're celebrating . . .  Frankenstein Friday

Friday, October 30th, 2009

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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)

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