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(October 25) This week we’re celebrating . . .  International Magic Week

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

International Magic Week
A week celebrating magicians and the world of magic. Observed annually the week leading up to Harry Houdini’s birthday / Magic Day on October 31st.

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Holiday Reminder: Halloween

Monday, October 24th, 2011

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Holiday Reminder: Halloween will be celebrated next Monday October 31st, 2011!

The year’s most ghoulish holiday is upon us and we are delighted to invite you to join our celebration of Halloween.

Holiday Invite: Halloween on the Net

Monday, October 24th, 2011

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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 next Monday 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 (10/24)

Monday, October 24th, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Halloween

Oct 24 : 07 days till Halloween

Did you know that another Jack-O-Lantern legend speaks of the early Celts who would carry a lantern when they walked on the eve of October 31st?

These lanterns were carved out of big turnips and the lights were believed to keep the evil spirits away. Children would carve faces in the turnips and these turnip lanterns were called “jack-o-lanterns.

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 Halloween (10/23)

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Halloween

Oct 23 : 08 days till Halloween

Did you know that October is Black Cat Month?

These sweet felines have been long maligned. In fact, many humane societies are so worried about mistreatmet of the black cat on Halloween that they don’t allow any black cat adoptions during the entire month of October.

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 Halloween (10/22)

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Halloween

Oct 22 : 09 days till Halloween

Did you know that the days of apples as favorite Halloween treats are long gone. Today it’s all about the candy. And just what are the favorite Halloween candies among trick-or-treaters?

The most (search engine) searched-for Halloween candy included Tootsie Rolls, Hershey’s Milk Chocolate, Nestle Crunch, Candy Corn, Snickers Bar & Milky Way.

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 Halloween (10/21)

Friday, October 21st, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Halloween

Oct 21 : 10 days till Halloween

Did you know that more than 36 million children are expected to go trick-or-treating this Halloween?

That’s how many 5-13 year olds there are in the United States. Of course, age is no limit for Halloween fun, so those numbers might be a bit of an understatement.

Did you know that the states of Arizona, Nevada, Florida, North Carolina, Colorado and Georgia have all seen recent increases in their elementary-school aged population?

If you live in one of these six states, be sure to stock up on candy sales, as you’re likely to see lots of trick-or-treaters this October 31st.

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.

Signup for our Did You Know? Holiday Countdown emails or follow us on Twitter – twitter.com/holidaysnet (@holidaysnet)

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