Saturday, October 30, 2010
Because November 1 was a day for good spirits and souls, the night before was thought to be the time for bad spirits to roam free. Halloween turned into a scary time for people who believed that evil spirits would wander the earth to do mischief and cause trouble. To feel safe, people began to put lanterns in their windows and in front of their doors to scare away spirits. They made lanterns out of carved turnips and other vegetables and, in general, did not consider the time a happy Halloween.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Sharing Halloween history, the evolution of Halloween from the centuries-old harvest celebrations into the candy and costume fun of the modern day. We will do a 3 part History for all our readers.
According to Life123 Centuries ago, people believed in spirits, both good and evil. They believed that spirits sometimes helped and hurt people. Some of those people who lived long ago were known as the Celts. They lived in what are now England, France and Ireland. The Halloween story begins when these people spent all spring and summer growing food to last them through the winter. When it was time to harvest all the food, the Celts held a festival to thank the good spirits for their help. This festival was called Samhain (pronounced sow-en). It was held on the day that marked the end of warm light weather and the beginning of dark cold weather-November 1. As part of the celebration, people wore costumes, told fortunes and ate plenty of good food. They also made sacrifices to keep bad spirits away.
That's an oversized buttermilk pancake with a whipped-topping mouth and strawberry nose, and on the side, two mini Oreo cookies and some candy corn, which kids can use to create their own custom face.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Wash pumpkins seeds in water, spread out to dry on a screen or paper-towels, then place outside for animal treats!
If you would like a tasty treat too, just sprinkle some seeds with a little oil and seasonings, like salt, onion or chili powder, then bake at 300° until they are toasted! Be sure to let them cool before you snack!
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
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Sunday, October 10, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
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Saturday, October 2, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
The tenth month of the year in the gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with a length of 31 days. The eighth month in the old Roman calendar, October retained its name (from the Latin "octo" meaning "eight") after July and August, after Julius and Augustus Caesar respectively, when the calendar was originally created by the Romans.
October is commonly associated with the season of autumn in the Northern hemisphere and spring in the Southern hemisphere, where it is the seasonal equivalent to April in the Northern hemisphere and vice versa.
In common years January starts on the same day of the week as October, but no other month starts on the same day of the week as October in leap years. October ends on the same day of the week as February every year and January in common years only.