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Halloween

The History Of Trick-Or-Treating: From The 16th Century...

October 31, 2019

Children trick or treating at Halloween. Source: (Photo by Photofusion/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) Trick-or-treating is such a big part of the Ha...

Hocus Pocus Was A Critical And Box Office Failure Until...

October 26, 2019

As soon as the calendar page flips to October, fans of the 1993 movie Hocus Pocus, which starred the fabulous Bette Midler and equally fabulous Sarah Jessica...

This Is How Americans Celebrated Halloween In The Early...

October 25, 2019

While it's always been a little spooky and a lot of fun, Halloween hasn't always looked the way it does now. Dressing up and carving pumpkins has always been a p...

Devil's Night, Mischief Night, Or Cabbage Night: What D...

October 21, 2019

Mischief Night, Cabbage Night, the pre-Halloween candy fast---depending on where you grew up, you not only called the night before Halloween something different,...

How Telling Ghost Stories Around A Fire Used To Be A Ch...

October 20, 2019

With the nights growing longer and a chill filling the air, is there a better way to stay warm than curling up around the hearth to tell a ghost story? Halloween...

The History of Jack-O'-Lanterns: Carving Pumpkins On Ha...

October 19, 2019

Today, jack-o'-lanterns are a Halloween staple that almost single-handedly keep America's pumpkin farmers in business. Originally, though, the practice of ca...

Ragamuffin Day: The Precursor To Halloween That The NYT...

October 18, 2019

Kids dressed in crazy costumes going door to door begging for treats---it sounds a lot like Halloween, doesn't it? It could be, except for a few notable diff...