Where does Halloween come from?

Every year on October 31st children (and some adults) dress up in costumes to celebrate Halloween.

Houses are decorated with Jack-o-Lanterns, artificial spiders and cobwebs, pretend witches and ghosts and other frightening objects that symbolize this special day.

On the evening of Halloween, in North America and many other countries around the world, groups of children can be seen walking the streets wearing costumes and visiting their neighbors’houses to receive candy.

Typical festive Halloween activities include Trick-or-Treating (going house to house to receive sweets or food), attending costume parties, decorating, carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted houses, telling scary stories, and watching horror films.

But where does Halloween come from?

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New Year’s Reflections

The New Year has always been a time to look back throughout the last year and remember the good (and not so good) times we’ve had. Maybe you had an amazing experience in 2013, such as having a baby, getting married or travelling to an exciting destination. Then again, maybe there are few things you’d …

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Do American and British people celebrate Christmas in the same way?

While the two countries share many holiday spirited traditions such as decorating the house with a Christmas tree, family gatherings on Christmas Day, singing Christmas carols and gift giving, there ARE some important differences. Let’s take a look at the different traditions in the USA and the UK:

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