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What's Interesting About Halloween...

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Hey, Halloween Lovers!

The time of year has come again to celebrate Halloween. It’s a time to dress up like creatures we know only from Hollywood and scary dreams and to gorge ourselves on hard-earned candy! I’ve gone over lots of useful Halloween facts in past Blog posts for this holiday including origins of Halloween traditions and tips on decorating for the season.

Don’t let me scare you today with a few freaky facts about this holiday that you likely didn’t already know… This pumpkin nearly weighs in at one metric ton. Now that's a big pumpkin!

The Many Colors of Halloween

Pumpkins are typically the first thing to come to mind when I think of Halloween. What else says Halloween in one fell, silent swoop? When we speak of pumpkins, most folks will think of the traditional orange squash, however, pumpkins can be green, white, yellow, red, and gray! Not only do they grow in a variety of colors, they range greatly in size as well from mini pumpkins to the largest in the world which grew to be 1,872 pounds (almost a metric ton).

Spirit Guardian Spiders

Spiders play a big role in the theme of Halloween. For long time I figured Halloween was simply trying to play up on people’s arachnophobia (fear of spiders) until one day when I heard that if you encounter a spider on Halloween, it's actually the spirit of a loved one watching over you. Most spiders have eight eyes; spirits are using spider eyes for a little check-up.  

Once in a Great Moon

Of all the things you have to worry about on Halloween night, at least a Full Moon is a rare event to be wary of. Though often used to set the picturesque scene on our All Hallow’s Eve, Full Moons almost never happen on this night. Despite its extremely rare occasion, it is predicted to happen on Halloween night two years from now in the year 2020. Be on look out then for sure!

From everybody here at Everything Summer Camp, Happy Halloween, Summer Camp Families! Set out your pumpkins of all colors, enjoy an incomplete moon for the night, and be nice to any spiders you see! As always, Camp Fans, thanks for reading!


- John

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