Posts tagged ‘Trick or Treat’

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

October 29, 2013

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In the animated television classic “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”, Charlie Brown getting a rock instead of Halloween candy led to many people mailing candy in boxes addressed to Charlie Brown. Peter Robbins, the 10 year-old child who voiced Charlie Brown, however, was not so lucky. When he went trick or treating that year, he received a lot of rocks.

Source: www.chicagonow.com

October 7, 2013

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Americans purchase nearly 600 million pounds of Halloween candy each year.

Source: www.huffingtonpost.com