Spotlight: Halloween

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History of the Halloween Costume

Halloween is traditionally celebrated on October 31 and it is a time when children and adults will dress up as different characters and go trick or treating.

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History of the Jack O Lantern

Most people will think of pumpkins with carved faces and lights inside them when they think about Jack O Lanterns, but this is not how this symbol of Halloween began.

Spotlight: Christmas

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Santa's 8 Tiny Reindeer

Santa’s 8 tiny reindeer live at the North Pole along with Santa Claus, Mrs. Santa Claus, and the elves. They have a very important job each Christmas, for, without the reindeer, Santa Claus isn’t coming to town.

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Origin of Mrs. Claus

Everyone knows that Santa Claus lives in the North Pole and works with elves, and everyone knows that sometime in the wee morning hours of the morning of December 25, Santa Claus is coming to town, but behind every great man there is a woman.

Fun and Games

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History Of Chocolate

It took a long time for chocolate to reach the standard candy bar fair it holds today. And it had a long time to reach that standard as well, with evidence of the first chocolate drinks dating back to almost 2000 BC.

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Brief Sports History

History Of American Football

“Football” before the 19th century referred to any number of ball games played on foot. The rules of these games differed from one another, some allowing the use of hands “running games”, others forbidding it “kicking games”.

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History of College Football

As colleges formed teams and had to come up with a standard of rules everyone could follow, American college football was born.

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