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Did You Know? Countdown to Halloween (10/20)

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Halloween

Oct 20 : 11 days till Halloween

Did you know that the origins of “Trick’O’Treating” can be traced back to early celebrations of All Souls’ Day in Britain?

The poor would go from door-to-door, begging for so-called “soul cakes”. Over time, the custom changed and children became the beggars, receiving apples, sweet buns and money. The tradition migrated over the Atlantic Ocean and quickly became entrenched in American celebrations of Halloween.

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 (10/19)

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Halloween

Oct 19 : 12 days till Halloween

Did you know that legends claim the “jack-o-lantern” got its name from a mean old man named Jack?

Legends have it that a stingy and mean old man, named Jack, was too mean to get into heaven when he died.

When Jack went to hell he was meet by the Devil who gave him a piece of burning coal and sent him away. Jack placed the burning coal in a turnip to use as a lantern to light his way. The legends claim that Jack is still walking with the “jack-o-lantern” looking for a place to stay.

Did you know that the United States produces more than 998 million pounds of pumpkins?

That’s a lot of Jack-o-Lanterns to make! The largest producer is Illinois, which grows an average of 457 million pounds of pumpkin. All these pumpkins are valued at more than $100 million.

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 (10/18)

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

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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 Monday October 31st.

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Holiday Invite: Halloween on the Net

Monday, October 17th, 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 in 2 weeks, Monday October 31st. We look forward to seeing you at our Halloween celebration!

Happy Halloween,

Louie and the Holiday Elves

Holiday Reminder: Halloween

Monday, October 17th, 2011

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Holiday Reminder: Halloween will be celebrated in 2 weeks on 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.

Did You Know? Countdown to Halloween (10/17)

Monday, October 17th, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Halloween

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 Monday October 31st.

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(November 01) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Days of the Dead

Monday, November 1st, 2010

11012006.jpgDays of the Dead (Los Dias de los Muertos)
A traditional Mexican holiday honoring the dead. Los Dias de los Muertos is not a sad time, but instead a joyous time of remembering friends, family and loved ones who have passed.

It is celebrated every year at the same time as Halloween and the Christian holy days of All Saints Day and All Souls Day (November 1st and 2nd). Some areas celebrate the holiday for one day, while other celebrate for 2 days.

Visit our Los Dias de los Muertos (the Days of the Dead) website for more.

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