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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

This mini dragon is making his way over to Charlie’s dog, Lucky, at the Salem, Mass Halloween parade.

Did You Know?

Celebration of Halloween was extremely limited in colonial New England because of the rigid Protestant belief systems there… As the beliefs and customs of different European ethnic groups as well as the American Indians meshed, a distinctly American version of Halloween began to emerge. In the second half of the nineteenth century, America was flooded with new immigrants… Taking from Irish and English traditions, Americans began to dress up in costumes and go house to house asking for food or money, a practice that eventually became today’s “trick-or-treat” tradition.