01 Nov '14, 2pm

Halloween History #NASA

Halloween History #NASA

The last day of October—Halloween —is a popular holiday in North America and some parts of Europe. In Ireland, people celebrate with bonfires and fireworks. In the United States, children put on costumes and head out for a night of begging candy from neighbors. In Mexico, the day inspires introspection about the deceased. Where did the idea for Halloween come from and when did people start celebrating it? A festival with a long history, Halloween has gone through several transformations, absorbing traditions and excluding others depending on the social norms and popular fads of the time. Modern Halloween is largely a mashup of ideas and rituals associated with an ancient Celtic New Year’s festival, the Catholic-inspired All Saint’s Day and All Souls’ Day, and the Protestant Guy Fawkes Day. Most historians trace the earliest origins of Halloween to Samhain, a Celtic harvest...

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Ich muss mal sagen: Das mit der Nacht heute lief wie erwartet gut. Die ersten zweieinhalb Stunden hätte ich mir zwar spare...

By the amazing @mackenzian: On Halloween and Facing Our Shadow via @spectrummag

By the amazing @mackenzian: On Halloween and Fa...

spectrummagazine.org 01 Nov '14, 12am

My strongest and earliest memory of Halloween is of my father. Imagine a dark, chilly, autumn evening in South London. Dad...

i did a few halloween projects

i did a few halloween projects

abiteast.typepad.com 01 Nov '14, 7pm

You may have missed the Halloween projects I did-since I only posted them on Instagram! I totally forget my blog sometimes...

Spooky Google Doodles for Halloween 2014

searchenginewatch.com 31 Oct '14, 6pm

Just as Halloween has seen some evolution over the years, so have the holiday-themed Google Doodles presented each year on...

Trick or Treat: A look at all the pros that dressed up for Halloween! Photos:

Trick or Treat: A look at all the pros that dre...

golfchannel.com 01 Nov '14, 1pm

Rickie Fowler and Alexis Randock paid tribute to Squints and the lifeguard from The Sandlot for Halloween in 2014.

Malaysians fume at insensitive #MH370 Halloween...

straitstimes.com 02 Nov '14, 8am

PETALING JAYA (The Star/Asia News Network) - The MH370 tragedy, which took the lives of 239 passengers in March, was turne...

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navy.mil 04 Nov '14, 3am

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A Very Happy Halloween

A Very Happy Halloween

pbfingers.com 03 Nov '14, 1pm

Before the night was over, Kaitlyn and Kailon took the mic and gave some unbelievably hilarious speeches that set the mood...

Skulls found in Connecticut home a day before H...

straitstimes.com 01 Nov '14, 2am

MILFORD, Connecticut (Reuters) - A pair of Connecticut junk haulers was stunned to learn on Friday that two skulls picked ...

Halloween at MikroE

Halloween at MikroE

mikroe.com 31 Oct '14, 5pm

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Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween

mealsandmiles.com 31 Oct '14, 12pm

Multiple neighbors have orange lights, blow-up ghosts, and mini graveyards in their front yards. I’ve never seen so many h...

Hacklet 21 – Halloween Hacks Part 2

Hacklet 21 – Halloween Hacks Part 2

hackaday.com 31 Oct '14, 5pm

We asked, you listened! Last weeks Hacklet ended with a call for more Halloween themed projects on Hackaday.io . Some grea...

Retreat of the Columbia Glacier #NASA

Retreat of the Columbia Glacier #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 31 Oct '14, 2pm

View Image Comparison View Both Images Scientists have long studied Alaska's fast-moving Columbia Glacier, a tidewater gla...

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Happy Halloween!! Check my site to see who won ...

michellephan.com 31 Oct '14, 12pm

Happy Halloween, everyone! Hope you’re excited for your night ahead whether it involves staying in watching spooky movies ...