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- Happy National Black Cat Appreciation Day!
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- Classic Movie Day! Free-to-watch online horror movie classics
- Happy Halloween…until next year
- Happy Halloween! Let’s watch Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
- It’s Horror Movie Week! Let’s Watch The Mummy (1932)
- It’s Horror Movie Week! Let’s watch Dracula’s Daughter (1935)
- It’s Horror Movie Week! Let’s watch The Old Dark House (1932)
- Happy National Black Cat Day! Let’s watch Cat People (1942)
- Happy National Black Cat Day
- Toon Tuesday! Mickey Mouse in the Haunted House, 1929
- It’s Horror Movie Week! Let’s watch the first zombie movie
- Happy National Pumpkin Day!
- Three paranormal encounters: true ghost stories!
- It’s Horror Movie Week! Let’s watch The Vampire Bat (1933)
- Crushing on Dracula – why we adore vampires
- Ideas for a Fun, Pandemic-Safe Halloween
- Fortune-Telling Games for Halloween
- Workout Wednesday outdoors with a pumpkin
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- The History of Halloween (video)
- Leaf raking 101
- Get ready for Halloween checklist
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- Pumpkin Martini recipe
- Toon Tuesday: Betty Boop’s Halloween Party (1933)
- Happy National M&Ms Day (did you know…?)
- My Fall Patio
- Sheet pans and Dutch ovens for fall and winter feasts
- 10 Halloween Mood-Boosters for World Mental Health Day
- Tour an historic cemetery
- Iconic horror movies from the Reagan years…and what they meant
- Halloween origins – Disney video (1984)
- Toon Tuesday! Lonesome Ghosts! (Disney, 1937)
- The Nostalgic Whimsy of Blow Mold Lit Halloween Decorations
- Black and Gold: A Halloween poem for National Poetry Day
- Happy National Pumpkin Spice Day
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Category Archives: History, Culture and Traditions
Today is the Harvest moon. Several cultures celebrate this special day with unique festivities, notably the Asian Mid-Autumn Festival. Jasmine-scented mooncake, anyone? The full moon will be in Pisces. The vibe with this moon encourages you to trust your intuition … Continue reading
The Bavarian folk festival Oktoberfest officially starts at noon today and lasts through October 3rd. The first Oktoberfest was a public celebration of King Ludwig’s marriage in 1810. The festival involves parades, horse races, marksmen contests, traditional costumes, agricultural exhibits, … Continue reading
In honor of Mary Shelley’s birthday, today has been designated as National Frankenstein Day. Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein in 1818 when she was only 18 years old. Lord Byron suggested she, he and Percy Bysshe Shelley compete to see who … Continue reading
Do you love black cats? Well, today is your day, then! Today is the U.S. recognition day for these beautiful felines. It is also a day shelters use to encourage adoption of black cats. How did black cats become associated … Continue reading
Halloween comes but once a year. But Halloween spirit is everlasting! Since today is National Planner Day, I wanted to share some spooky recognition days you might like to add to your monthly planner. Do you know of any more? … Continue reading
Black cats are an enduring symbol associated with Halloween. And why wouldn’t they be? They’re nocturnal, difficult to see at night and a little easy to spook — just like we are on Halloween! Today, we love the fun image … Continue reading
Happy National Pumpkin Day! Today would be a great day to pick out some pumpkins for your Halloween jack-0-lanterns. Did you know? The word “pumpkin” comes from the Greek word, meaning “large melon.” Pumpkin is in the melon famil; it … Continue reading
Since the time of the Druids, Halloween has been a time for divination, or forecasting future events with magic. Many of these fortune-telling games have been traditionally played at Halloween parties, and most involve apples. Apple Peel: Try to peel … Continue reading
In this 3-1/2 minute video, the History Channel explores Halloween’s ancient origins and how they took their modern form in the United States. I love all the vintage images and footage in this video!