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    Change.org recently started a petition to move Halloween to the last Saturday in October. Here are some of their reasons why.


    • 3,800 Halloween-related injuries each year. Talk to your kids about safety before they head out!
    • 82% of parents donít use high visibility aids on their costume, be sure to incorporate reflective tape, glow sticks, finger lights or light up accessories
    • 63% of children donít carry a flashlight while they are tick-or-treating. Grab a clip-on light if they donít want to carry one!Children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween. Discuss safety, pre-plan a route, stay on side walks and use cross walks
    • 65% of parents donít discuss Halloween safety with their children. Talk with your kids and offer ways to ensure a fun and safe experience
    • 70%of parents donít accompany their children trick-or-treating. Youíre never too old to trick-or-treat! Grab a costume and take advantage of some good ol' fashioned family bonding!
    • 51% Of Millennial's say Halloween is their favorite holiday, why cram it into 2 rushed evening weekday hours when it deserves a full day!?!


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    Every December in St. John's, Newfoundland, people parade the streets wearing creepy masks, fake horse heads and their underwear on the outside.
    The spectacle is all part of the Mummers Festival, which celebrates a once-banned, centuries-old tradition in the province called mummering.

    Mummering originated in England and Ireland, and the earliest record of it in Newfoundland dates to 1819, according to the Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage project. During Christmas season, people would disguise their identities using a mishmash of household items and travel door to door to neighbors' homes. Neighbors would invite them in for impromptu parties with food and drinks, all while attempting to identify the masked visitors. Once an identity was determined, the mask came off.

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    Before they doggedly shuffled, moaned and munched their way through countless breakfasts of brains to take up permanent residence in the hive mind of pop culture, zombies were originally animated in the minds of long-suffering slaves on the island of Hispaniola in what's now Haiti, according to an interesting history over at The Atlantic.

    It was believed that slaves who sought to escape their bondage through suicide would actually find themselves trapped in their rotting corpse, forever cursed to haunt those they left behind. Over the centuries, and particularly in the decades since George Romero's movies helped make them mainstream, zombies have evolved into the ravenous, mindless monsters that continue to devour our brains today via a wide array of screens.



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