Archive for October, 2015

The history of Trick-or-Treating

The history of Trick-or-Treating

Trick-or-treating—going from house to house in search of candy and other goodies—has been a popular Halloween tradition in Canada and other countries for an estimated 100 years. But the origins of this community-based ritual, remain hazy. Halloween has its roots in the ancient, pre-Christian Celtic festival of Samhain, which was celebrated on the night of October 31. The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now

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Halloween Happenings in Hamilton

Halloween Happenings in Hamilton

Zombie Walk – Horror in the Hammer is hosting its 3rd annual Hamilton Zombie Walk and Food Drive on Saturday, Oct. 30 starting at 2 p.m. at Gore Park. Zombies of all ages will take to the streets. The walk will make stops at Jackson Square, James Street Armoury, City Hall and Shamrock Park before heading to the Corktown Pub for 4 p.m. Get creative and join in the fun.

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Teal Pumpkin Project helps kids with food allergies feel ‘safe’ on Halloween

Teal Pumpkin Project helps kids with food allergies feel ‘safe’ on Halloween

Vancouver mom suggests offering non-food options like temporary tattoos and stickers A Vancouver woman is encouraging families to offer more than just candy to kids on Halloween night and to let others know by placing a teal pumpkin outside their home. Lisa Buckley is participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project which promotes “non-food” options such as stickers, glow sticks or playing cards for kids who have allergies or cannot eat

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