Why do we Celebrate Halloween in the UK?

Here in the UK, Halloween has recently enjoyed a massive surge in popularity with more and more shops and stores filling the shelves with related items. It is not surprising then that many people are getting curious about the occasion. You may be wondering why we celebrate Halloween in the UK even. Is it just a fad that has taken off because of our American neighbors overseas? Or should it really be an occasion to... Read more →




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When did Trick or Treating Begin and Originate From

Lots of people mistakenly think that the Halloween custom of trick or treating started or originated in America and then spread more recently to other countries such as the UK. Some people view trick or treating as a modern trend that has spread from the USA over to European countries and even worldwide. This trick or treating custom, however, is a very traditional one. It is actually steeped in British history and originates from the... Read more →




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What does You've Been Booed Mean

Halloween celebrations may be well established in countries such as the USA but it is still pretty new, at least in its modern form, in many other places round the world. Many people want to know what does you've been booed mean and what on earth is it? Chances are that you have never have heard of You've Been Booed or you've recently received a goody basket or bag with a Been Booed message attached.... Read more →




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How Trick or Treating Works in the UK

If you've never been out trick or treating before, you may not know exactly how it all works and what you're supposed to do. This October 31st activity is fast gaining popularity in the UK and you should really learn how trick or treating works in the UK. Lots of parents are banding together to take young children and school age kids out in small groups and this is one of the safest ways to... Read more →




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Guy Fawkes Facts for Kids to Discover

Here's a page full of fun and interesting facts all about Guy Fawkes. It is an ideal resource for parents, carers, teachers and adult educators to read so that they can aid the learning of children who need this information. This Guy Fawkes facts page has been written so that both school and also home educated children can enjoy discovering more about this intriguing character who comes from English history. My daughter and I both... Read more →




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What to Do If You Don't Want Trick or Treaters

Halloween can be such a fun occasion and great for kids and adults to enjoy. But, for those who don't want trick or treaters coming up to their door, it's no fun at all. There can be lots of different reasons why trick or treaters are unwelcome and not just because the homeowner is being a grouch. Reasons for not wanting this custom may be because of elderly or vulnerable residents, having a young child... Read more →




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Pumpkin Facts for Kids: Fun Trivia and Info

What do Jack-O-Lanterns, Halloween, the Fall season and pies all have in common with each other? Did you guess pumpkins because if so, you're right! You'll discover lots about this topic here on this pumpkin facts for kids page which has 10 fun, interesting and educational pieces of trivia and info to read and learn about. Children (and adults too) can discover lots of things about this rather unique fruit that we tend to eat... Read more →




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