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Did You Know? Halloween (10/31)

Monday, October 31st, 2011

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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 Days of the Dead (10/31)

Monday, October 31st, 2011

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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 (10/30)

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

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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 Monday October 31st.

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

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

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

Oct 30 : 02 days till DOD

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. 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 (10/29)

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Halloween

Oct 29 : 02 days till Halloween

Did you know that for some, Halloween conjures up images of sweet children dressed as kitty cats, innocently Trick-or-Treating as they tote a plastic pumpkin full of sugary treats?

However for others, Halloween is a dark and mysterious evening, filled with unspeakable horrors: Witches cauldrons, one-eyed monsters and ghoulish ghosts.

If your Halloween tastes run toward the more sinister, then you’ll definitely want to check out our spook-tacular list of America’s (unlucky) thirteen most terrifying haunted houses.

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 Monday October 31st.

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Did You Know? Countdown to Days of the Dead (10/29)

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

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

Oct 29 : 03 days till DOD

Did you know that Mexicans believe that spirits return to the Earth during the Days of the Dead to be with their families?

Angelitos, or little angel spirits, are believed to come on November 1, while adult spirits visit on November 2.


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 (10/28)

Friday, October 28th, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Halloween

Oct 28 : 03 days till Halloween

Did you know that if you have young children, Halloween is undoubtedly an important landmark in your fall holiday schedule?

From the costumes, to the crafts to the trick-or-treating, kids love Halloween. Why not capitalize on their affection by hosting your own Halloween bash? Here are some suggestions for how to make your kids’ Halloween party a spooktacularly good time!

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 Monday October 31st.

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