Friday, October 29, 2010

Australians Celebrating Halloween


Will the practice of celebrating halloween take off in Australia? This week a group of adults protested for Halloween to become a public holiday in Australia. While it may never reach quite that level of enthusiasm in Australia, Halloween as a celebration has certainly gained some momentum. The retail giants would certainly like us to begin celebrating it, as the potential commercial benefits are enormous. Read More

So in the spirit of Halloween, try making some Halloween inspired recipes, or the kids might like to decorate the home with Halloween inspired crafts

The history of celebrating Halloween dates back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. During October 31, they celebrated Samhain believing that the line between this world and the next is at it's thinnest. As immigration increased in the USA, Americans began to dress up and eventually adapted the celtic tradition to include "trick or treating". For a more detailed history read more

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