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    DearWife

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    The Real Story of Halloween

    Post  DearWife on Tue 30 Oct 2012, 4:35 am

    I was wondering about the history of Halloween, and came across a few videos from the History Channel:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CWZsH9Wras


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Za4WEkXeHeI&feature=relmfu


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuJWxxZzSHE&feature=relmfu



    Here is a snippet from a book titled: Religious Celebrations: An Encyclopedia of Holidays, Festivals, Solemn Observances, and Spiritual Commemorations on the history of Samhain (October 31):

    http://books.google.com/books?id=KDU30Ae4S4cC&pg=PA779&dq=samhain+celebration&hl=en&sa=X&ei=HVuPUNbBGuGaiAKA74CAAQ&ved=0CDgQ6AEwBDgK#v=onepage&q=samhain%20celebration&f=false

    Information on Gerald B. Gardner (1884-1964) who is known as the "Father of Wicca"
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerald_Gardner_(Wiccan)

    Guy Fawkes Night:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_Fawkes_Night

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