Archive for October 17th, 2010
Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
Oct 17 : 02 weeks till Halloween
Did you know that the origins of Halloween are rooted in an ancient festival honoring the dead, known as Samhain (pronounced “Sow-ween”)?
The Celtic people, who lived 2,000 years ago in the United Kingdom and northern France, believed that during Samhain, the veil between this world and the spirit world was at its thinnest.
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.
Teen Read Week
During this week dedicated to teen reading, educators, students and parents are encouraged to remember that reading is a lifelong gift — not just a dreary homework assignment. Encourage adolescents to read for the fun of it and help parents reconnect with their teens through literature.
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