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Halloween Traditions

Halloween is Monday, October 31 2016.

The traditions of Halloween can be traced all the way back to Roman and Celtic Festivals. Trick or treating can be traced back to the middle ages. Poor children (and sometimes adults) would go from house to house begging for food. Children might receive soul cakes (small round sweet cakes) in exchange for praying for the homeowner’s deceased relatives. Trick or treating as we know it today wasn’t really adopted in the United States until the 1930’s and again after World War II. Today, it is a much more joyous occasion.

Trick or treat. Three simple words that mean so much to a child. It’s such a magical night. Children can be anything they want to be: A ghost, a witch, a super hero, and so much more. Kids’ eyes grow wide and the anticipation grows even more when the doorbell is rung. What kind of goodies will they get?

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Snickers, Sour Patch Kids, Hershey Bars, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Starburst, Twizzlers, Kit-Kat, Butterfingers, Gummi bears, M&Ms, and more! What a sweet treasure! As the night goes on, the bags get heavier and the children get tireder, but the fun continues until the porch lights go out!

Then it’s time to head home. Spread the bounties all over the carpet so parents can check the candy and kids can see what they got. The only bad thing about trick or treating is it goes by too fast.

From all of us at CashCrate, we wish you a happy and safe Halloween. Keep the porch lights on.

Sources:

http://www.history.com/topics/halloween/history-of-trick-or-treating

http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2012/10/how-the-tradition-of-trick-or-treating-got-started/

Comments

  • November 04, 2016 5:38am
    Is this
  • October 31, 2016 11:24pm
    It's a really fun holiday. Too bad this year I'm piled with college deadlines and the IB Extended Essay.
  • October 31, 2016 8:32pm
    no trivia this year?


    From CashCrate: We're planning a Holiday Trivia event this year closer to Thanksgiving. :)
  • October 31, 2016 3:38pm
    Good
  • October 31, 2016 9:42am
    nice
  • October 30, 2016 4:13pm
    Thanks! I love it! So nice of you
  • October 30, 2016 2:07pm
    nice
  • October 30, 2016 3:39am
    I like it
  • October 29, 2016 8:38pm
    Nice
  • October 29, 2016 3:25pm
    niceeeee
  • October 29, 2016 1:27am
    Nice
  • October 29, 2016 12:43am
    so much fun. enjoy!
  • October 28, 2016 11:11pm
    Ocam
  • October 28, 2016 10:06pm
    Love it
  • October 28, 2016 8:18pm
    Lots of fun
  • October 28, 2016 7:58pm
    Very nice
  • October 28, 2016 7:29pm
    wow great!!
  • October 28, 2016 6:44pm
    Very educative. Thank you!!