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  Halloween 2007: The Best Halloween Costumes, Pumpkins, Crafts and More! - Kaboose.com
Share your best Halloween jokes or riddles that will have your little goblins giggling all night long.
Add a little Halloween spirit to your classroom with these frightfully fun crafts.
These Halloween games for kids make for great party games or just fun More...
holidays.kaboose.com /halloween   (469 words)

  
  Halloween: The Fantasy and Folklore of All Hallows (The American Folklife Center, Library of Congress)
Samhain became the Halloween we are familiar with when Christian missionaries attempted to change the religious practices of the Celtic people.
Halloween is a holiday of many mysterious customs, but each one has a history, or at least a story behind it.
Halloween also retains some features that harken back to the original harvest holiday of Samhain, such as the customs of bobbing for apples and carving vegetables, as well as the fruits, nuts, and spices cider associated with the day.
www.loc.gov /folklife/halloween.html   (1322 words)

  
  Halloween - MSN Encarta
Halloween, holiday observed on the evening of October 31 in most areas of North America and in some areas of Western Europe.
Halloween falls on the eve of All Saints’ Day, also known as Allhallows or Hallowmas, a holy day in the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches.
Most Halloween festivities are based on folk beliefs concerning supernatural forces and spirits of the dead.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761572079/Halloween.html   (1466 words)

  
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Halloween or Hallowe'en is a holiday celebrated in much of the Western world on the night of October 31, the night before All Saints Day (Nov. 1), hence its alternative name as All Saints Eve or All Hallows' Eve.
The main event of Halloween is trick-or-treating, or guising, in which children dress up in costume disguises, and go door-to-door in their neighbourhood, ringing the bell and yelling "trick or treat!" or "Halloween apples!" The occupant of the house then gives the child some small candies, miniature chocolate bars or other individually wrapped treats.
Observance of Halloween faded in the South of England from the 17th century onwards, being replaced by the commemoration of the Gunpowder Plot on November 5.
www.wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/h/ha/halloween.html   (2145 words)

  
 CalendarHome.com - Halloween - Calendar Encyclopedia
Halloween's theme is spooky or scary things particularly involving death, magic, or mythical monsters.
The main event of modern US-style Halloween is trick-or-treating, in which children dress up in costume disguises and go door-to-door in their neighborhood, ringing each doorbell and yelling "trick or treat!" This is a watered-down version of the older tradition of guising in Ireland and Scotland.
Television specials with a Halloween theme, usually aimed at children, are commonly aired on or before the holiday while new horror films are often released theatrically before the holiday to take advantage of the atmosphere.
encyclopedia.calendarhome.com /Halloween.htm   (3547 words)

  
 Halloween origins and customs
Halloween has since become a confusing mixture of traditions and practices from pagan cultures and Christian tradition.
The Jack-o-lantern is the festival light for Halloween and is the ancient symbol of a damned soul.
To witches, Halloween is a festival of the dead, and represents the "end and the beginning of the witches year.
www.jeremiahproject.com /culture/halloween.html   (3669 words)

  
 The Halloween Deception   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Halloween fires took on a new meaning and now were used to comfort souls in purgatory as people prayed while holding burning straw in the air.
Halloween is regarded as the high "Sabbath" for practicing witches today.
Being that Halloween is a Celtic new year's festival, many of its surviving rituals trace to the Celtic feast.
www.exposingsatanism.org /halloween.htm   (2016 words)

  
 The Real Origins of Halloween
Halloween is a time that reconfirms the social bond of a neighborhood (particularly the bond between strangers of different generations) by a ritual act of trade.
Halloween is a time to deepen our connection to the cycles of the seasons, to the generations that have come before us and those that will follow, and to the Gods and Goddesses we worship.
Halloween is a time to let our inner children out to play, to pass on our childhood traditions to our children, and to share the fun with our friends and neighbors of many other faiths.
www.neopagan.net /Halloween-Origins.html   (4627 words)

  
 BBC - Food - News and events
Halloween is one of the scariest dates in the Christian calendar.
Although the traditions have their roots in Celtic Ireland, Halloween is now more of an excuse for children to dress up and frighten each other.
The British tend to think of Halloween as a predominantly American tradition, complete with Jack O’Lanterns, trick-or-treating and the wearing of outrageous witch and goblin costumes, but the holiday has its roots in Celtic Ireland.
www.bbc.co.uk /food/news_and_events/events_halloween.shtml   (364 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Halloween
Halloween in the UK The popularity of Halloween in the UK differs according to the traditions of the constituent nation.
Almost all of the very few Halloween candy poisoning incidents on record involved parents who poisoned their own children's candy, while there are occasional reports of children sticking needles in their own candy (and that of other children) more in an effort to get attention than cause any harm.
Observance of Halloween traditions faded in the South of England from the 17th century onwards, being replaced by the commemoration of the Gunpowder Plot on November 5.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Halloween   (4942 words)

  
 ORIGINS OF HALLOWEEN, ALL SAINTS' DAY, ALL SOULS' DAY
The festival of Halloween is based on a combination of the Christian commemoration of the departed faithful (All Saints' Day) with the pre-Christian Celtic feast associated with a celebration of the end of summer and the Celtic New Year.
Halloween, as we know it in America, with all the folk stories and urban legends, is a distinctly American phenomenon, with the "Trick or Treat"-bit appearing after 1930.
The U.S.-style Halloween was returned by the Irish and the Scots to the countries of origin and became popular in England since the late 1960s with one exception, "Trick or Treat," even the phrase was not then used (although it seems to become used now).
www.serve.com /shea/germusa/hallow.htm   (1797 words)

  
 Stomp Tokyo Video Reviews - Halloween
Halloween is the father of all slasher flicks.
Halloween is the first of its kind, and there is very little here you haven't seen in the seemingly infinite number of slasher flicks that followed this one.
But none of the films that followed this one were made with such careful craft or have a cast as good as this one.
www.stomptokyo.com /movies/halloween.html   (943 words)

  
 Halloween
 Halloween is the perfect time to let your creativity run wild.
To prevent confusion when cutting similarly shaped pattern pieces of pieces with similar names, leave the tissue pieces pinned to the fabric until you are ready to stitch.
If your child will be wearing Halloween make-up, test his or her sensitivity to the cosmetics beforehand by dabbing it on the inside of their arm and leaving it on for at least 1 hour.
www.canoe.ca /Halloween/dressingup.html   (790 words)

  
 Lesson Plan - Halloween (history)
The earliest celebrations of Halloween were among the Celtic people who lived in the areas which are now Great Britain and Northern France.
Discuss with the students that Halloween is a much bigger holiday in the United States than in Europe.
In New York City they have a Halloween parade in which the people in the community dress up in silly and odd costumes and parade down the streets.
teacherlink.ed.usu.edu /TLRESOURCES/units/Byrnes-celebrations/halloween.html   (1925 words)

  
 Halloween And History halloween history encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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www.halloween-and-history.info /halloween-history-encyclopedia.htm   (230 words)

  
 The History of Halloween (Part 1)
Contrary to Christian criticism from many sources, Halloween did not originate as a Satanic festival, but was religious in nature (of course, the religion I am referring to is the Celtic faith of the ancient Druids rather than Christianity).
This is an important distinction, for Halloween’s association with Satanic worship is a modern phenomenon.
The Halloween begging activity known as trick-or-treat comes from America in the 1930s, not the British Isles (for confirmation see A Letter from a MacDonald).
www.new-life.net /halowen1.htm   (2594 words)

  
 Alek's Halloween Decorations & Lights
One web server will handle the main halloween decorations webcam (and X10 control panel) with a seperate dedicated web server handling image refreshes for each of the three webcams; that's the maximum amount of load balancing I can do for this real-time application.
Halloween Blog is getting a bit of traffic - some good comedy over there.
Alessio Fasano, Medical Director of the University of Maryland Center for Celiac Research (beneficiary of the Halloween Decorations fund-raising efforts) is selected as entrepreneur of the year for his work toward treatment of Celiac Disease.
www.komar.org /halloween   (1426 words)

  
 Halloween 2008 Guide
From Halloween Costumes to Spooky Decorations, the Halloween Online Magazine has been bringing you the best how-to articles, news, product reviews and more for over a decade now.
One of the things that makes Halloween so wonderful is that you can dress up as any fantasy you want and have your persona excepted.
Halloween Online is the single largest resource for quality Halloween information, articles, instruction and entertainment on the Internet.
www.halloween-online.com   (603 words)

  
 MAKE: Blog: Halloween Archives
Halloween is the maker holiday, and we'll do our best to rock out even more next year.
We are wrapping up our Halloween coverage shortly, you have until 11/04 to send in your entries for the contest, here are a couple more that hit our inbox to check out...
It seems like this just might be the year of do-it-yourself (DIY) Halloween, over 200+ projects and 600+ photos were sent in to the MAKE & CRAFT Halloween contest...
www.makezine.com /blog/archive/halloween   (1759 words)

  
 Should Christians participate in Halloween? - ChristianAnswers.Net
The October 31st holiday that we today know as Halloween has strong roots in paganism and is closely connected with worship of the Enemy of this world, Satan.
We have found that Halloween provides an excellent time to remind our children that, as Christians, we are different, and not of this world (Heb.
It wasn't until I was twenty that I met the real Jesus Christ, and was released from the trap that Satan had set for this young prisoner of war sixteen years earlier.
www.christiananswers.net /q-eden/halloween.html   (1459 words)

  
 Howstuffworks "How Halloween Works"
Halloween certainly stands out from the rest of the holidays we observe throughout the year: It's full of frightening ghost stories, pranks, elaborate costumes and bizarre games.
If you've ever wondered where all those peculiar Halloween practices come from, or you can't figure out why Halloween is such a hot topic with a lot of people, then this article will get you ready for the next October 31.
One obvious question about Halloween is, "What does the word itself mean?" The name is actually a shortened version of "All Hallows' Even," the eve of All Hallows' Day.
www.howstuffworks.com /halloween.htm   (518 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Halloween: DVD: Brian Andrews,Jamie Lee Curtis,Charles Cyphers,John Michael Graham,Peter Griffith,Adam ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the end, though, Halloween stands on its own as an uncannily frightening experience--it's one of those movies that had audiences literally jumping out of their seats and shouting at the screen.
The original Halloween is one of the greatest horror movies of all time and my personal favorite.
The music score for Halloween is still creepy almost 25 years later and is synonymous with the movie.
www.amazon.com /Halloween-Brian-Andrews/dp/6305546789   (2193 words)

  
 Urban Legends Reference Pages: Holidays (Halloween Legends)
Psychic predicts a Halloween murder on a college campus.
Children are victims of random Halloween candy poisonings.
Halloween party-goer is confused by spouse's costume switch.
www.snopes.com /holidays/halloween/halloween.asp   (189 words)

  
 Howstuffworks "How Halloween Works"
Halloween certainly stands out from the rest of the holidays we observe throughout the year: It's full of frightening ghost stories, pranks, elaborate costumes and bizarre games.
If you've ever wondered where all those peculiar Halloween practices come from, or you can't figure out why Halloween is such a hot topic with a lot of people, then this article will get you ready for the next October 31.
One obvious question about Halloween is, "What does the word itself mean?" The name is actually a shortened version of "All Hallows' Even," the eve of All Hallows' Day.
people.howstuffworks.com /halloween.htm   (436 words)

  
 Halloween -- The History and Customs of Halloween
But in the first century AD, Samhain was assimilated into celebrations of some of the other Roman traditions that took place in October, such as their day to honor Pomona, the Roman goddess of fruit and trees.
The custom of Halloween was brought to America in the 1840's by Irish immigrants fleeing their country's potato famine.
So, although some cults may have adopted Halloween as their favorite "holiday," the day itself did not grow out of evil practices.
www.wilstar.com /holidays/hallown.htm   (854 words)

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