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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Halloween

All over North America, children, teenagers, 20 and 30 somethings, parents and even grandparents are celebrating Halloween this weekend. Of course, Halloween doesn't officially start until Monday October 31st, but that doesn't stop anyone from enjoying the festivities well ahead of time with parties, parades, visits to haunted houses, rides on ghost trains, and a wide host of other activities.  Then, of course on Monday night, hundreds of thousands of children will be out knocking on doors shouting "trick or treat" and expecting you to give them candies. Halloween is a magic time here, and I will describe more of it in my next post, but here are a series of videos that will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about  Halloween.

Here are a few more links about activities in the Vancouver area.


As well, tghe Vancouv er police department has released an excellent set of Halloween Safety Tips.  Read them in order to keep your children safe.
Vancouver Police Halloween Safety Tips

Look for Halloween music and lyrics in the Music Page  Look for readings about the origins or the jack-o-lantern and trick or treating, as well as some scary ghost stories on the Reading Page. Listen to some people reading spooky ghost stories on the Listening Page.

Have fun on this weekend on Halloween. Use your imagination. Allow yourself to be a child again.Enjoy yourself.

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