Posts tagged ‘holiday’

October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

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Trick or treating,  began in the Middle-Ages, children and sometimes poor adults would dress up  in costumes and go around door to door  begging for food or money in exchange for songs and prayers, often said on  behalf of the dead.  This was called “souling” and the children were called  “soulers”.  The food given was most often soul cakes, which was a small round cake that represented a soul being freed from Purgatory when the cake was eaten.

Source: www.blog.smithsonianmag.com

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September 19, 2013

Holiday

sept19September 19th, is International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Source: www.holidayinsights.com

July 19, 2013

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Barbados was originally called Los Barbados which means “The Beards” because the indigenous ficus tree was thought to resemble male facial hair.

Source: Visual.ly

May 9, 2013

Holiday

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May 9th, is National Lost Sock Memorial Day!

Source: www.holidayinsights.com

April 10, 2013

Holiday

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April 11th is National Eight Track Tape Day!

Source: www.holidayinsights.com

April 1, 2013

April Fools Fact

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Prior to 1582, the new year began on April 1st.  When the new year was moved to January 1st in 1582, there were some people who hadn’t heard or didn’t care to change the date, so they continued to celebrate New Year’s Day on April 1st and were called April Fools.

Source: www.algonquin.patch.com

March 29, 2013

Easter Fact

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In 1953, it took 27 hours to create one Peeps marshmallow chick.  Today, thanks to advances in technology, it takes six minutes.  The Just Born candy company makes 4.2 million Peeps a day.

Source: http://www.businessnewsdaily.com