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The History of Halloween

The clock chimes. It is 6:00 pm on October 31st. Children rush out the door, dressed to the nines as ghouls and goblins. They swoop down on neighborhoods that are armed and ready; armed with candy...

13 Facts About Frankensteins Monster

Take some dead body parts. Stitch them together. Add one mad scientist, and toss in a lightning bolt for good measure. What do you get? The Frankenstein monster! Alternately portrayed as both a...

13 Facts About the Grim Reaper

As spooky sights go, a glimpse of the Grim Reaper is enough to send a shiver down most spines. He is Death personified, and his scythe is legendary for severing our souls from our bodies at the...

The Origins of Halloween

The Halloween celebration we enjoy today are closely tied to historical events dating back for hundreds of years. Halloween's roots can be traced back for several centuries to the ancient Celtic...

13 Facts About Mummies

Mummies are a popular part of our modern Halloween celebrations. Though enshrouded in mystery, they have been among us for millinnea. These thirteen intriguing mummy facts are sure to entertain...

Tips for Choosing Your Child's Halloween Costume

Halloween is a wonderful holiday. The ghost stories, the pumpkin carving, the copious amounts of candy. The best part is being able to dress in an outrageous costume without getting funny looks....

The Giant's Causeway

In County Antrim, Northern Ireland, a bridge disappears into the sea only a short distance from the shore. Thousands of tourists flock to the area to walk across the remains. A bridge that serves...

The history of St. Patrick's day

St. Patrick's Day celebrates the life of Saint Patrick, patron saint of Ireland. Saint Patrick lived during the 4th century in Roman Britain. According to legend, he was kidnapped from his homeland...

A Leprechaun's Treasure Box – A Kid Friendly Activity

Start a new St. Patrick's Day tradition with your family by making a treasure box and leaving it out under the moon on the night before St. Patrick's Day where a leprechaun might find it. Legend...

Ireland, Leprechauns, and the Blarney Stone

St. Patrick's Day comes round but once a year on March 17. Although a few of the more popular bits and pieces of Irish lore seem to be known by many, quite a bit more is hidden away. Even those who...

The history and traditions of Saint Patrick in Ireland

St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, was born in Scotland or Wales around AD 385. He was in the family of the Calpurnius and Conchessa and his given name was Maewyn Succat and the family had...

St. Patrick's Day Jewelry Crafts for Girls

St. Patrick's Day is a fun holiday for crafts, and jewelry crafts are always fun for girls. There are many easy jewelry crafts for St. Patrick's Day, and this article will provide you with detailed...

St. Patrick's Day Celebrations in the US

There's a bit of Irish in us all, the saying goes. That might account for the wide-spread St. Patrick Day celebrations each year. It's not only the streets along the River Liffey in Dublin where...

St. Patrick's Day: Of Saints and Leprechauns

St. Patrick's Day generally seems to be an excuse to wear green while downing some Irish beer and munching clover-shaped cookies. Originating in Ireland, this holiday is celebrated anywhere that...

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