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Halloween is often thought to be for children who dress up in homemade or store bought costumes and go out trick or treating with thoughts of getting a bagful of yummy candy. Bad for the teeth but good for the tummy. The reality is that older kids, parents and mature adults enjoy the night and maybe more than the youngsters.
The origin of the day is not clear. According to Wikipedia, there are those who believe that its roots go back to Roman days and the feast of Pomona, the goddess of fruits and seeds, or to the festival of the dead called Parentalia. Historian Nicholas Rogers... (more)
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