Spooky Season Facts
This year has flown by, which means that Halloween is just around the corner. So, impress your kids (or your friends) with some of these facts about the tradition and holiday.
1. The traditional is over 2000 years old, making it older than Christianity!
2. It comes from the pre-Christian Celtic festival called Samhain
3. Trick or treating is nearly as old… dating back to Medieval times
4. Immigrants from Ireland helped to bring the tradition to the US
5. We can also thank the Irish for Jack-o’-Lanterns, as it’s named after an Irish man who tried to trick the devil
6. Trick or treating had to be called off during World War 2 due to sugar rationing
7. Before pumpkins, people carved turnips and beets, or even potatoes
8. Speaking of pumpkins, Illinois produces more pumpkins than any other state
9. Superheroes and princesses are some of the most popular outfits for kids
10. New York City throws the biggest Halloween party in the US
At your next session, tell us what costume you and your family are wearing this year!
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