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How the World Celebrates Halloween By The Daily Meal | Shine Food plus Costumes & Imagination by Rod White

By The Daily Meal | Shine Food 

If you have entered any chain store in theUnited States within the past month, there is no escaping the fact that the haunting holiday of Halloween is slowly creeping up on us. It is the one day out of the year where people are encouraged to dress up as someone they're not, partake in classic Halloween rituals, and eat copious amounts of candy. 

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 From dressing up in elaborate costumes and carving jack-o'-lanterns to watching scary movies and eating our weight in miniature candy bars, there are endless ways to celebrate in the United States. American Halloween customs are well known, but how does the rest of the world celebrate the ghoulish date? 

 How do holidays such as Oíche Shamhna in Ireland, Dia de los Muertos in Mexico, and Guy Fawkes Night in the United Kingdom fit into the holiday that seemingly all children in the U.S. know and love? 

Turns out, many of these holidays fit together to make one spooky puzzle - bonfires, costumes, parades, and festivals around the world are part of many countries' individual holidays. If you are traveling through these places anytime from October through December, these holidays are sure to give you a frightening fix jam-packed with rich history and culture, not to mention a sugar rush. ...more

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And be sure to read her blog Article by Author Rod White.

Imagination Comes Alive with Costumes by Rod White


Chocolate Witch Costume photo RubiesChocolateWitch885197xl_zpseae6645d.jpg
Children live in a magical world where imagination is king and everything is possible. In the twinkling of an eye they can magically overcome monsters and evil forces, fly majestically through the air, conjure up fairies and elves, or become adored princes and princesses. Oh, to return to those days!

Although we, as parents, can’t go back so easily to those carefree and magical worlds, we can encourage their existence in our children. Imagination is one thing, but allowing children to act out their fantasies brings an entirely different perspective to the adventures. For this reason, children adore chances to dress up for Halloween or other similar costume party events. These activities allow them to physically experience the energy of their imaginations which is both exciting and healthy. ...more

(Rod White is an Author and Writer who in his spare time offers his talents to others. Please find out more about Rod at

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