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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy All Hallows Eve!!

Tink and I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Samhain!! Be careful out there, ghouls and ghosts, witches and wizards, weres and vamps!!

Some fun Halloween facts:

It's a Celtic custom to wear costumes to fool ghostly apparitions, and to carve and light turnips and gourds to guide/frighten wayward spirits. Pumpkins weren't used until the 1800's.

Halloween has many names: Samhain, All Hallows Eve, All Saint's Eve, Hallowe'en

All Saints Day (November 1st) and All Souls Day (November 2nd) follow Catholic religious customs. Dia De los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is celebrated on November 1st + 2nd in connection with All Saints Day and All Souls Day.

The colors orange and black stand for: orange - Fall harvest and black - darkness and death. (there is no rhyming word for orange in the English language)

The word 'Witch' comes from the word 'wicca' which means wise one.

The mask worn by Michael Meyers in the 'Halloween' movies is actually a William Shatner Star Trek mask painted white.

Famed magician, Harry Houdini (Ehrich Weiss) died on Halloween in 1926, he vowed that if it was possible to contact the living after his death, he would do so.

Here's a little Monster Mash!!


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