31 Oct 2006 Halloween History and Traditions
Halloween’s history and traditions are covered in an interesting essay in the Lighthouse Patriot Journal blog.
Some things I learned I hadn’t known:
The transatlantic migration of almost two million Irish during the Irish Potato Famine in the mis-1800s played a key role in bringing the Halloween holiday to Americas.In Ireland there is a traditional Halloween cake which contains a bit of a rag, a coin and a ring.
Robert Burns wrote a poem called “Hallowe’en.”
Irish kids get a week off school for Halloween.
Something covered I would have guessed:
Halloween parties are popular on college campuses.
There’s lot’s more. Read it here.