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4th Feb '17 1:52:12 PM nombretomado
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* Claire Byrd [[spoiler: the ghost who possesses Lori]] from ''[[AuntDimity Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil]]'', was born on October 31st.

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* Claire Byrd [[spoiler: the ghost who possesses Lori]] from ''[[AuntDimity ''[[Literature/AuntDimity Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil]]'', was born on October 31st.
26th Jan '17 7:52:39 PM Mdumas43073
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Today, Halloween is considered a major holiday in the US, Canada, Mexico (where it has a more Catholic bent, as it falls right before the ''Día de los Muertos'' celebrations), and the British Isles (where it is more strongly influenced by the older traditions, particularly in Ireland, Scotland, Northern England and Wales). It has also caught on in mainland Europe, India, the Philippines, and Japan through exposure to American media. Australians are coming under the influence of Halloween due to increasing Americanization but many reject it due to having nothing to do with Celtic-Australian culture and the heavy commercialization has come under scrutiny. Christians in some parts of the world ignore the commercialized variety, considering Halloween separate from All Saint's Day. They visit cemeteries to pray and place flowers and candles on the graves of their loved ones.

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Today, Halloween is considered a major holiday in the US, U.S., Canada, Mexico (where it has a retains more of a Catholic bent, as it falls right before the ''Día de los Muertos'' celebrations), and the British Isles (where it is more strongly influenced by the older traditions, particularly in Ireland, Scotland, Northern England and Wales). It has also caught on in mainland Europe, India, the Philippines, and Japan through exposure to American media. Australians are coming under the influence of Halloween due to increasing Americanization but many reject it due to having nothing to do with Celtic-Australian culture and the heavy commercialization has come under scrutiny. Christians in some parts of the world ignore the commercialized variety, considering Halloween separate from All Saint's Day. They visit cemeteries to pray and place flowers and candles on the graves of their loved ones.
26th Jan '17 7:51:40 PM Mdumas43073
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The roots of what we now know as Halloween are descended from two holidays: the Catholic celebration of All Saints' Day, and the Celtic pagan festival of Samhain (pronounced "sah-win"), a time when spiritual power heightened, which marked the last harvest, the end of foraging for livestock, and the beginning of winter. "Halloween" is short for All Hallows' Eve, the evening before All Saints' Day. Originally, in the seventh century, it was celebrated in May or April, right after Easter. A few centuries later, All Saints' Day was shifted to November, a change that originated in Germany before spreading through the Roman Catholic world. The Orthodox churches continue to celebrate it in April, as did the Irish for a time, as Celtic mythology also held it to be the day when the barrier between the mortal and spirit realms grew thin, as they wanted to keep the holiday free from such associations.

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The roots of what we now know as Halloween are descended from two older holidays: the Catholic celebration of All Saints' Day, and the Celtic pagan festival of Samhain (pronounced "sah-win"), a time when spiritual power heightened, which marked the last harvest, the end of foraging for livestock, and the beginning of winter. "Halloween" is short for All Hallows' Eve, the evening before All Saints' Day. Originally, in the seventh century, it was celebrated in May or April, right after Easter. A few centuries later, All Saints' Day was shifted to November, a change that originated in Germany before spreading through the Roman Catholic world. The Orthodox churches continue to celebrate it in April, as did the Irish for a time, as Celtic mythology also held it to be the day when the barrier between the mortal and spirit realms grew thin, as they wanted to keep the holiday free from such associations.
26th Jan '17 7:50:56 PM Mdumas43073
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[[AntiquatedLinguistics Hallowe'en]], also known as All Hallows' Eve, is a holiday observed on October 31, which has almost completely ingrained itself into American life and, [[EaglelandOsmosis in turn]], the global culture.

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[[AntiquatedLinguistics Hallowe'en]], also known as All Hallows' Eve, is a holiday observed on October 31, 31 which has almost completely ingrained itself into American life and, [[EaglelandOsmosis in turn]], the global culture.
26th Jan '17 7:49:42 PM Mdumas43073
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[[AntiquatedLinguistics Hallowe'en]], also known as All Hallows' Eve, is a holiday observed on October 31, one which has almost completely ingrained itself into American life and, [[EaglelandOsmosis in turn]], the global culture.

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[[AntiquatedLinguistics Hallowe'en]], also known as All Hallows' Eve, is a holiday observed on October 31, one which has almost completely ingrained itself into American life and, [[EaglelandOsmosis in turn]], the global culture.
5th Nov '16 9:53:32 AM contrafanxxx
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* ''Sonic Adventure 2'' features Pumpkin Hill as a playable level for Knuckles. As the name suggests, it's a cutesy-horror themed stage with landmarks such as graveyards, churches, and , of course, mountains shaped like jack-o-lanterns. One of Shadow's (few) stages, Sky Rail, also takes place in Pumpkin Hill, but in daylight; a less demonic appeal.

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* ''Sonic Adventure 2'' ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'' features Pumpkin Hill as a playable level for Knuckles. As the name suggests, it's a cutesy-horror themed stage with landmarks such as graveyards, churches, and , of course, mountains shaped like jack-o-lanterns. One of Shadow's (few) stages, Sky Rail, also takes place in Pumpkin Hill, but in daylight; a less demonic appeal.
31st Oct '16 6:57:02 AM contrafanxxx
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* At the start of ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesOutOfTheShadows'', the Turtles pass by a Halloween parade.
31st Oct '16 6:54:44 AM chizo
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The roots of what we now know as Halloween are descended from two holidays: the Catholic celebration of All Saints' Day, and the Celtic pagan festival of Samhain (pronounced "sah-win"), which marked the last harvest, the end of foraging for livestock, and the beginning of winter. "Halloween" is short for All Hallows' Eve, the evening before All Saints' Day. Originally, in the seventh century, it was celebrated in May or April, right after Easter. A few centuries later, All Saints' Day was shifted to November, a change that originated in Germany before spreading through the Roman Catholic world. The Orthodox churches continue to celebrate it in April, as did the Irish for a time, as Celtic mythology also held it to be the day when the barrier between the mortal and spirit realms grew thin, as they wanted to keep the holiday free from such associations.

Nevertheless, works of fiction (and [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer allegedly fact-based news reports]] about the feast) have been known to overstate the influence of Samhain on Halloween.

Halloween was imported to the US and Canada in the 19th century, a time that saw substantial [[TheIrishDiaspora Irish]] and Scottish migration to the New World. Back in this time, Halloween in North America was more of a celebration of Irish and Scottish heritage than anything else, much like St. Patrick's Day (or, for Italian Americans, Columbus Day). It was celebrated with large feasts, apple bobbing, and divination games, as well as pranks and mischief. By the turn of the century, the "pranks and mischief" had become the defining feature of Halloween, turning it into a night of vandalism. As a result, the Boy Scouts and neighborhood groups started working to turn Halloween back into a safe celebration, organizing trick-or-treating events based around the old practice of "guising" to redirect the focus of the festivities away from violence. With Halloween now becoming a popular celebration outside of Welsh, Irish and Scottish neighborhoods, retailers seized upon a brilliant opportunity to have a new holiday to commercialize. While there was some commercialization going on before (mass-produced costumes were appearing in [[TheGreatDepression the 1930s]]), it really took off after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and it hasn't stopped since. Also, sometime around the TurnOfTheMillennium came the emergence of the HotterAndSexier, more {{Stripperiffic}} Halloween for young adults, opening up a whole secondary market for businesses to cater to.

Today, Halloween is considered a major holiday in the US, Canada, Mexico (where it has a more Catholic bent, as it falls right before the ''Día de los Muertos'' celebrations), and the British Isles (where it is more strongly influenced by the older traditions, particularly in Ireland, Scotland, Northern England and Wales). It has also caught on in mainland Europe, India, the Philippines, and Japan through exposure to American media.

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The roots of what we now know as Halloween are descended from two holidays: the Catholic celebration of All Saints' Day, and the Celtic pagan festival of Samhain (pronounced "sah-win"), a time when spiritual power heightened, which marked the last harvest, the end of foraging for livestock, and the beginning of winter. "Halloween" is short for All Hallows' Eve, the evening before All Saints' Day. Originally, in the seventh century, it was celebrated in May or April, right after Easter. A few centuries later, All Saints' Day was shifted to November, a change that originated in Germany before spreading through the Roman Catholic world. The Orthodox churches continue to celebrate it in April, as did the Irish for a time, as Celtic mythology also held it to be the day when the barrier between the mortal and spirit realms grew thin, as they wanted to keep the holiday free from such associations.

Nevertheless, works of fiction (and [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer allegedly fact-based news reports]] about the feast) have been known to overstate the influence of Samhain on Halloween.

Halloween. Halloween is a Christian celebration with rituals which are largely Christian, just like Easter and Christmas - no matter how much people claim they are "secretly pagan". Pagan rituals were only incorporated to make the celebrations more palatable for pre-Christian peoples, but they are ''not'' pagan in origin or "pagan holidays". Some academics even support the view that Halloween began independently as a solely Christian holiday.

Halloween was imported to the US and Canada in the 19th century, a time that saw substantial [[TheIrishDiaspora Irish]] and Scottish migration to the New World. Back in this time, Halloween in North America was more of a celebration of Irish and Scottish heritage than anything else, much like St. Patrick's Day (or, for Italian Americans, Columbus Day). It was celebrated with large feasts, apple bobbing, and divination games, as well as pranks and mischief. By the turn of the century, the "pranks and mischief" had become the defining feature of Halloween, turning it into a night of vandalism. As a result, the Boy Scouts and neighborhood groups started working to turn Halloween back into a safe celebration, organizing trick-or-treating events based around the old practice of "guising" to redirect the focus of the festivities away from violence. With Halloween now becoming a popular celebration outside of Welsh, Irish and Scottish neighborhoods, retailers seized upon a brilliant opportunity to have a new holiday to secularize and commercialize. While there was some commercialization going on before (mass-produced costumes were appearing in [[TheGreatDepression the 1930s]]), it really took off after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and it hasn't stopped since. Also, sometime around the TurnOfTheMillennium came the emergence of the HotterAndSexier, more {{Stripperiffic}} Halloween for young adults, opening up a whole secondary market for businesses to cater to.

Today, Halloween is considered a major holiday in the US, Canada, Mexico (where it has a more Catholic bent, as it falls right before the ''Día de los Muertos'' celebrations), and the British Isles (where it is more strongly influenced by the older traditions, particularly in Ireland, Scotland, Northern England and Wales). It has also caught on in mainland Europe, India, the Philippines, and Japan through exposure to American media.
media. Australians are coming under the influence of Halloween due to increasing Americanization but many reject it due to having nothing to do with Celtic-Australian culture and the heavy commercialization has come under scrutiny. Christians in some parts of the world ignore the commercialized variety, considering Halloween separate from All Saint's Day. They visit cemeteries to pray and place flowers and candles on the graves of their loved ones.
30th Oct '16 4:40:29 PM contrafanxxx
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* The climax of ''Film/JackReacherNeverGoBack'' is set on Halloween night. On a meta-level, the film was released ten days before the holiday.
29th Oct '16 10:31:02 AM Mdumas43073
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Halloween was imported to the US and Canada in the 19th century, a time that saw substantial [[TheIrishDiaspora Irish]] and Scottish migration to the New World. Back in this time, Halloween in North America was more of a celebration of Irish and Scottish heritage than anything else, much like Columbus Day is for Italian Americans. It was celebrated with large feasts, apple bobbing, and divination games, as well as pranks and mischief. By the turn of the century, the "pranks and mischief" had become the defining feature of Halloween, turning it into a night of vandalism. As a result, the Boy Scouts and neighborhood groups started working to turn Halloween back into a safe celebration, organizing trick-or-treating events based around the old practice of "guising" to redirect the focus of the festivities away from violence. With Halloween now becoming a popular celebration outside of Welsh, Irish and Scottish neighborhoods, retailers seized upon a brilliant opportunity to have a new holiday to commercialize. While there was some commercialization going on before (mass-produced costumes were appearing in [[TheGreatDepression the 1930s]]), it really took off after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and it hasn't stopped since. Also, sometime around the TurnOfTheMillennium came the emergence of the HotterAndSexier, more {{Stripperiffic}} Halloween for young adults, opening up a whole secondary market for businesses to cater to.

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Halloween was imported to the US and Canada in the 19th century, a time that saw substantial [[TheIrishDiaspora Irish]] and Scottish migration to the New World. Back in this time, Halloween in North America was more of a celebration of Irish and Scottish heritage than anything else, much like Columbus St. Patrick's Day is (or, for Italian Americans.Americans, Columbus Day). It was celebrated with large feasts, apple bobbing, and divination games, as well as pranks and mischief. By the turn of the century, the "pranks and mischief" had become the defining feature of Halloween, turning it into a night of vandalism. As a result, the Boy Scouts and neighborhood groups started working to turn Halloween back into a safe celebration, organizing trick-or-treating events based around the old practice of "guising" to redirect the focus of the festivities away from violence. With Halloween now becoming a popular celebration outside of Welsh, Irish and Scottish neighborhoods, retailers seized upon a brilliant opportunity to have a new holiday to commercialize. While there was some commercialization going on before (mass-produced costumes were appearing in [[TheGreatDepression the 1930s]]), it really took off after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and it hasn't stopped since. Also, sometime around the TurnOfTheMillennium came the emergence of the HotterAndSexier, more {{Stripperiffic}} Halloween for young adults, opening up a whole secondary market for businesses to cater to.
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