Archive for October, 2010

Holiday Invite: Halloween on the Net

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

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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 Sunday October 31st. We look forward to seeing you at our Halloween celebration!

Happy Halloween,

Louie and the Holiday Elves

Did You Know? Countdown to Diwali (10/31)

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Diwali, the Hindu
Festival of Light

Oct 31 : 05 days to Diwali

Did you know that the term, Hindu, means Indian, but it is not a native Indian word?

It was actually introduced millennia ago by a foreigner in referring to people of northern India. The term came to refer to all adherents of the religion — whether or not they lived in India.

Diwali, or the “festival of lights” is celebrated by Hindus across India and the huge Hindu diaspora spread all over the world. This multi-day festival, whose name literally means “row of lighted lamps“, is celebrated with great fervor and enthusiasm and is the most important Hindu festival on the annual calendar. Join us as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Diwali.

Diwali begins Friday November 05, 2010.


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

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

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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

Did You Know? Countdown to Days of the Dead (10/31)

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

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

Oct 31 : DOD celebrations begin tonight

Did you know that calacas, handmade skeleton figurines, are a typical decoration in Mexico during the Day of the Dead?

Calacas usually show an active and joyful afterlife and traditionally feature generals on horseback, brides and grooms on their honeymoon, and musicians.


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. 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 November 01st & 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 Halloween (10/31)

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

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Did You Know?
October 31st

It’s Halloween!!

Thanks for joining us as we counted down to Halloween.

Happy Halloween,
Louie and the Holiday Elves

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Did You Know? Countdown to November (10/31)

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

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

Oct 31 : 01 day till November

Did you know that both President Harding and President Polk were both born on November 2nd — with 70 years separating their births?

Other famous November birthdays include British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (November 30), Demi Moore (November 11), Mark Twain (November 30), Jimi Hendrix (November 27), John (November 25) and Robert (November 20) Kennedy, and Whoopi Goldberg (November 13).

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

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

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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 Sunday October 31st.

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