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Halloween Costumes Posted by on Oct 31, 2012

Happy Halloween everyone! Dressing up in costumes and going around to from house-to-house asking for treats or playing tricks on people on Halloween was common in Ireland and Scotland as early as the 1800s.  This tradition became popular in the United States in the early 1900s and by 1930 the first mass-produced* Halloween costumes were…

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Pumpkin carving time! (Video) Posted by on Oct 30, 2012

It is the day before Halloween!  This makes today the perfect day to carve* a pumpkin into a jack o’ lanterns (also written jack-o’-lantern).  Here is a video about how to do this.  Remember a jack o’ lantern is just a special name for a carved pumpkin.  Enjoy! *to carve = to cut with a…

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Halloween decorations: A tissue paper ghost (Video) Posted by on Oct 29, 2012

What is Halloween? Posted by on Oct 28, 2012

This coming Wednesday is the holiday of Halloween.  This is a holiday of Western-European origin and American fame, now spread around the world thanks to globalization and commercialism. I bet you have heard of this holiday, but I wonder if you know its origin.  Today I am going to write some about the origin…

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What’s that on your head? Posted by on Oct 25, 2012

There are so many things you can wear on your head – other than just hair!  (Side note: In English we don’t usually say that a person “wears” hair on their head, it is better to say a person “has” hair on their head.)  This post is all about the different types of things people…

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