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Holiday awareness
By Mary Friedel-Hunt

It is Halloween, and the children will be out knocking on your door seeking treats. They will be dressed up in the best costumes they could imagine. Many will be accompanied by parents who might also be in costumes. But Halloween is not just about costumes and treats — and tricks.
Halloween, according to, is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. On this day, people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. Pope Gregory III designated Nov. 1 as All Saints’ Day in the eighth century — a time to honor saints and martyrs. The evening of All Hallows’ Eve gradually became what we now know as

Tuesday, November 01, 2011 2:48 PM

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