Archive for October 18th, 2010

Holiday Invite: Halloween on the Net

Monday, October 18th, 2010


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 Halloween (10/18)

Monday, October 18th, 2010


Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Halloween

Oct 18 : 13 days till Halloween

Did you know that Halloween is linked to the Catholic Church’s celebration of All Saints Day?

When the Church began sending out missionaries to the Celtic region, it adopted many traditional rituals and sanctioned them as Catholic activities. In the 7th century, for example, the Church’s celebration of All Saints Day was moved to coincide with Samhain. A special mass called Allhallowmas was recited during All Saints Day, to honor any saints who did not already have a day of their own. The night before — October 31st — quickly came to be known as All Hallows Eve.

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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(October 18) Today we’re celebrating . . .  World Menopause Day

Monday, October 18th, 2010

World Menopause Day
Join in the international call to make menopausal health a principal research issue. In addition to the unpleasant side effects often associated with menopause, this life-changing event also triggers the onset of higher rates of osteoporosis, heart disease, colon cancer and other diseases.

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