I’m not going to go into detail what Halloween is about. I guess almost everyone does know about its origin and tradition. I’ll just mention that it’s a mixture of three different cultural traditions – ancient Celtic (now Ireland), Roman & Christian. Those who forgot or want to learn more I refer to the following websites: http://www.historychannel.com/exhibits/halloween/holiday_origins1.htmlhttp://ohoh.essortment.com/halloweentrivia_rzls.htm, http://scorpiolady_2.tripod.com/index-30.html, and of course there is much more info on the web.

Anyway, what I would like to add is that on the following day my 11-year daughter had a severe stomach problem and refused to go to school L. A five-year old son was a way smarter – he didn’t eat all candies, and saved some for rainy day.

Yet the most interesting part of 2004 Halloween was the following. For three years in a row we go to one house in the neighbourhood where they make exiting fireworks: approximately one-hour show. Many kids with their parents come to see. Owners of the house and organizers of this event also provide snacks, hot-dogs, hot chocolate with mush mellows, well, candies and toys for a symbolic donation. The decorations of the event are superb. You’ve got everything – a huge pumpkin, spiders, a haunted house, lots of straw, etc. etc. Last year they also served mulled wine with cloves and cinnamon, and it was really good. This party usually starts at about 7:30 p.m. and lasts until 9:30. Those who are interested and want to know where it takes place get in touch with me, Mitch…

And I wish you happy and scary Halloween next year!


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