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PostSubject: Fun Facts About Halloween!   Mon Oct 06, 2014 1:42 am

I received that in a newsletter and thought you might be interested to read these fun facts about Halloween!


• Trick-or-treating harks back to the Middle Ages and All Souls' Day, when poor people in Britain would beg for soul cakes, a sweet-bread treat, and pray for dead relatives in return.

• When trick-or-treating first became popular in the United States in the 1800s, more children played mischievous pranks than asked for candy. By the 1950s, though, the focus had switched to good old family fun, with sugar-hyped children dressed in costumes.

• The candy-collecting tradition has spread from the United States to Canada, Australia, and Western Europe, where more and more little goblins now trick-or-treat. In parts of England, children carry lanterns called punkies (which look like jack-o'-lanterns) and parade through the town on the last Thursday of October. In Ireland, rural neighborhoods light bonfires, and children play snap apple, in which they try to take a bite from apples that are hung by strings from a tree or a door frame.

• Chocolate makes up about three-quarters of a trick-or-treater's loot, according to the National Confectioners Association.

• In the event that the spoils aren't scarfed down whole hog, separate chocolate out and keep it in a cool, dark, dry place. Milk chocolate is good for no more than 8 to 10 months, while dark lasts up to two years. Hard candy will also keep in a cool, dry place for about a year. Store soft candies in a covered dish away from direct heat and light. Enjoy them within six months.

• Source: http://www.realsimple.com


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PostSubject: Re: Fun Facts About Halloween!   Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:33 am

:copumk: facts! :tbpumk: :txpumk: for sharing!
i wonder what kind of pranks the kids did lol

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PostSubject: Re: Fun Facts About Halloween!   Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:30 am

Lakshmi wrote:
:copumk:  facts! :tbpumk:  :txpumk:  for sharing!

Glad you like it!


Lakshmi wrote:
i wonder what kind of pranks the kids did lol

Me too!

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