Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!!

How will you be celebrating this holiday?

We are trick or treating - yes, even in the "cold" and wind!

In past years, we have also asked for pantry items to donate to our local food pantry.  It's a great way to make the holiday about more than just getting candy.

This year, we are leaving our neighborhood and going out with good friends in their neighborhood.

I am leaving our bowl of treats on the front porch - we have all the leftovers and items bought on clearance from last year.  Last year, we went candy-less and gave out non-food treats.  Pencils, erasers, bracelets, bubbles, play doh, tattoos.  I was nervous but the kids loved it!

Did you know that Halloween originated in Ireland?

Did you know that the Protestant Reformation began on Oct 31, 1517?  That's the date that Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences on the church door in Wittenberg.

Did you know that pumpkin carving is very American?  The tradition in Ireland and Scotland was to carve turnips and they carved beetroot in Britain!

Happy Halloween!



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1 comment:

Garret Atherton said...

The kids look adorable!