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Halloween

Mi-careme: Halloween's Peculiar Cousin
Mi-careme: Halloween’s Peculiar Cousin

You’ll be entranced by Mi-careme: a bizarre medieval tradition that is still observed in small town Cape Breton. If you thought Halloween was the be all and end all when it comes to dress up holidays, you haven’t been properly introduced to Mi-careme (mid-Lent in French.) The medieval holiday has
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Paris Catacombs
Spooky, Spectacular Paris Catacombs

Deep in the bowels beneath Paris lies a city unseen. The bones of citizens long dead form an intricate architecture that is the chilling and fascinating Paris catacombs. A sign marks the entrance: “Arrête! C’est ici l’empire de la Mort” (“Stop! This is the Empire of the Dead”) Not the
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Haunted Victoria
Check out Haunted Victoria… if you dare!

Are you brave enough for Haunted Victoria? We like to joke about Vancouver Island being a haven of retirees, but the truth is, beneath the vibrant city of Victoria lurk residents who are far, far older. As British Columbia’s most haunted city, the capital boasts a long and torrid history
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Halloween Traditions around the World

Judge me if you want, but I thought the movie Mean Girls was hilarious, a position strenuously opposed in my house. One of the parts I often cite (as in “haha, remember the part when…”) is the disbelief protagonist Cady expresses at the Hallloween costumes of her fellow high school
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Spooky halloween events
37 Spooktacular Halloween Events Happening Across Canada

Looking for the spookiest activities in the country? We’ve gathered the goblins and ghouls and pumped them for information–where do they go for the most SPOOKtacular fun! Use caution when visiting though, some of these are genuinely creepy and not appropriate for the younger spooks! You have been warned! Bwahahaha!
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Halloween Movies to get your family in a Spooky Mood!
Halloween Movies to get your family in a Spooky Mood!

What’s your favourite Halloween Movie? There are so many good, bad and cheesy shows to chose from that its hard to know what to watch. Here are a few suggestions for your viewing pleasure to get everyone in the mood for the big day! The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. It
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Halloween wordsearch
Halloween Wordsearch & Crossword Puzzle {Printable}

With our simple but entertaining Halloween word search and crossword puzzle, kids can have fun while practicing reading, writing and learning new vocabulary! Happy Halloween! Click on the photo below to download and print it for your kids!

80s hair rocker halloween costume
Easy Halloween Costumes for the Non-Pinterest Types

Moments after we walked in the door after trick or treating last year on Halloween, my son declared: “Next year for Halloween I’m going to be a ….” “Stop!” I said, “It’s too soon! But that’s how kids minds work; they start planning the fun before they even finish having
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Trick-or-Treating for First Timers
Trick-or-Treating for First Timers

By Robin Farr This year for the first time we’re going to have two trick-or-treaters in the family: Connor is five (and as excited about candy as you’d expect) and Ethan has just turned one. He was around last Halloween, of course, but at just under a month old he
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Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere!

Does anything scream October more than a pumpkin? I mean look at it. It’s even “O” shaped.   Between Thanksgiving and Halloween the venerable pumpkin is large and in charge all month long in our food, decorating and scaring. Where to find great pumpkins Yes your local supermarket has loads
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