Abe Lincoln

“You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich...strengthen the weak by weakening the strong...bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift...lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves." -Abraham Lincoln

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

What is Wednesday - Halloween

Halloween is the day before All Saints Day.  First started to mark the end of the harvest and the beginning of winter, with its darker days.  

In Ireland and Scotland they used turnips to carve, but the immigrants to North American like the native pumpkin better for carving.  The first recorded carving the pumpkin started in 1837, but it was not until the mid 19th century that that it become associated with Halloween.  Thousand of vintage Halloween post cards shows children dressed up, but not going door to door trick or treating.

The first mass produced customs for Halloween where in the stores in the 1930's.  Beside ghost stores at parties there is apple bobbing, or eating donuts hung from string that had to be eaten with out the use of your hands.

Halloween foods include candy apples, candy corn, caramel apples, pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, roasted pumpkins seeds and apple cider.  Enjoy your Halloween and make it a safe day for our kids..


Melbe Creations by Melissa Burness said...

Oh interesting Rose! I did not know that turnips were carved! I love info like this!


Barb said...

Love the history of Halloween!
Thanks for sharing Rose and enjoy your spooky evening!