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Creepy Crawly

Halloween is right around the corner! Time to get creepy! Jason and I will be getting and carving our pumpkins this weekend. Hopefully this year I beat him. :)

Here are some interesting facts about the holiday:


*Halloween, referred to as All Hallows Eve, was originally a pagan holiday in which they honored the dead. It was celebrated on October 31 since this was the last day of the Celtic calendar. The celebration dates back some 2,000 years.


*The ancient Celts thought that spirits and ghosts wondered the streets on all Hallows Eve so they began wearing masks and costumes in order to not be recognized as human.


*"Witch" comes from the Saxon word wicca which means 'wise one'. Witches were thought to be wise enough to tell the future.


*The souling practice of commemorating the souls in purgatory with candle lanterns carved from turnips, became adapted into the making of jack-o'-lanterns.




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Taken on October 18, 2010