Halloween is upon us

Halloween is upon us!
Wednesday is the spooky night; that will bring children of all ages, out in the streets, to scare each other and try to get some candy. So Angelika’s World thought that we sure share some Tips, Facts, and Spooky Fun with you and your Family. We hope to help you and your Family have a safe and plentiful Halloween.
Here are some Public service announcements that will teach you some tricks that will help you stay safe.

Halloween Safety PSA 1985

Halloween safety tips | Vancouver Sun

Unfortunately, we have to bring up the ugly topic of Sex offenders. Before you go out with your little ones this Halloween, please check your trick-or-treating neighborhood for Registered Sex Offenders. Each state has one. Follow the link below to make sure you are aware of these offenders.

Sex Offender Registry Websites
Sex Offender locations by State

Now that we know where and where we are not going to take the Little ones for their candy, we should talk about what to bring with you. These items will help you have a smooth flowing Halloween. Please take the time to consider these items.

What to Bring: Trick-or-Treating with Your Kids
•Extra Batteries for the Flashlight
•Reflective Tape
•Bag/Pillowcase for the extra candy
•Fully charged Cellphone
•Stroller or wagon
•Pocket first aid kit (Alcohol prep pads, Band-Aids of various sizes, Hand cleansing wipes, and Neosporin)
•PROVIDE YOUR CHILD WITH IDENTIFICATION (Childs first Name and contact phone number)

Now that we know what to bring, we should know the Rules. These are Guidelines that ensure the safety for Both Trick-or-treaters and non-Trick-or-treaters.

Now that we know what to bring, we should know the Rules. These are Guidelines that ensure the safety for Both Trick-or-treaters and non-Trick-or-treaters.

•Use the crosswalk. Cross the street at a crosswalk or intersection. Never cross the street from between parked cars and don’t assume you have the right-of-way.
•Stay on the sidewalk. If available, use the sidewalk. Otherwise, walk on the shoulder facing traffic.
•Pay attention. Distracted walking can be as hazardous as distracted driving so watch where you are going.
•Only walk up to homes with a porch light on.
•Be respectful to property
•Always say Thank-you!

Now we can get into more of the lure of Halloween. These websites have some interesting Facts about the holiday. I found these to be Trivia worthy. I hope that some of these make you think.

Halloween facts

8 Super Weird Things You Didn’t Know About Halloween

Huffington Post weird Halloween Facts

Huffington Post
1.Originally, you had to dance for your “treat.”
2. Halloween is more Irish than St. Patrick’s Day.
3.If you’d been around for the earliest Halloween celebrations, you might have worn animal skins and heads.
4.Jack-o’-lanterns were once made out, of turnips, beets and potatoes — not pumpkins.
5.Halloween used to be a great day to find your soulmate.
6.In a few American towns, Halloween was originally referred to as “Cabbage Night.”
7.Some animal shelters won’t allow the adoption of black cats around Halloween for fear they’ll be sacrificed.
8.Studies have shown that Halloween actually makes kids act more evil.

13 Facts You Never Knew About Halloween

Business Insider 13 Facts about Halloween

Business insider
1. There’s a $1,000 fine for using or selling Silly String in Hollywood on Halloween.
The prank product has been banned in Hollywood since 2004 after thousands of bored people would buy it on the streets of Hollywood from illegal vendors and “vandalize” the streets. The city ordinance calls for a maximum $1,000 fine and/or six months in jail for “use, possession, sale or distribution of Silly String in Hollywood from 12:01 AM on October 31 to 12:00 PM on November 1.”

2. Dressing up on Halloween comes from the Celts.
Celts believed Samhain was a time when the wall between our world and the paranormal world was porous and spirits could get through. Because of this belief, it was common for the Celts to wear costumes and masks during the festival to ward off or befuddle any evil spirits.

3. The moniker “Halloween” comes from the Catholics.
Hallowmas is a three-day Catholic holiday where saints are honored and people pray for the recently deceased. At the start of the 11th century, it was decreed by the pope that it would last from Oct. 31 (All Hallow’s Eve) until Nov. 2, most likely because that was when Samhain was celebrated and the church was trying to convert the pagans. “All Hallow’s Eve” then evolved into “All Hallow’s Even,” and by the 18th century it was commonly referred to as “Hallowe’en.”

4. We should carve turnips, not pumpkins.
The origin of Jack-O-Lanterns comes from a Celtic folk tale of a stingy farmer named Jack who would constantly play tricks on the devil. The devil responded by forcing him to wander purgatory with only a burning lump of coal from hell. Jack took the coal and made a lantern from a turnip, using it to guide his lost soul.

The myth was brought over by Irish families fleeing the potato famine in the 1800s, and since turnips were hard to come by in the U.S., America’s pumpkins were used as a substitute to guide lost souls and keep evil spirits like “Jack of the Lantern” away.

5. Halloween symbols aren’t random.
Black cats, spiders, and bats are all Halloween symbols because of their spooky history and ties to Wiccans. All three were thought to be the familiars of witches in the middle ages, and are often associated with bad luck.

Bats are even further connected to Halloween by the ancient Samhain ritual of building a bonfire, which drove away insects and attracted bats.

6. Fears of poisoned Halloween candy are unfounded.
One of parents’ biggest fears is that their child’s Halloween candy is poisoned or contains razor blades. In reality, this fear is almost entirely unfounded. There are only two known cases of poisoning, and both involved relatives, according to LiveScience. In 1970, a boy died of a heroin overdose. The investigators found it on his candy, but in a twist they later discovered the boy had accidentally consumed some of his uncle’s heroin stash, and the family had sprinkled some on the candy to cover up the incident.

Even more horrifically, in 1974 Timothy O’Bryan died after eating a Pixy Stix his father had laced with cyanide to collect on the insurance money, according to Smithsonian Magazine.

7. Halloween and the candy industry supposedly influenced Daylight Savings Time.
Candy makers supposedly lobbied to extend daylight savings time into the beginning of November to get an extra hour of daylight so children could collect even more candy (thus forcing people to purchase more candy to meet the demand).

They wanted it so badly that during the 1985 hearings on Daylight Savings they put candy pumpkins on the seat of every senator, according to NPR. (The candy industry disputes this account, according to The New York Times.)
8. Candy Corn was originally known as “chicken feed.”
Invented by George Renninger, a candy maker at the Wunderle Candy Company of Philadelphia in the 1880s, Candy Corn was originally called “butter cream candies” and “chicken feed” since back then, corn was commonly used as food for livestock (they even had a rooster on the candy boxes). It had no association with Halloween or fall, and was sold seasonally from March to November. After World War II, advertisers began marketing it as a special Halloween treat due to its colors and ties to the fall harvest.

9. A full moon on Halloween is extremely rare.
Though a common trope in horror movies and Halloween decorations with witches flying across the full moon, the next full moon on Halloween won’t occur until 2020.

The most recent Halloween full moon was back in 2001, and before that it was in 1955.

10. Halloween is still the Wiccan New Year.
Halloween originates from a Celtic tradition called Samhain, a festival that marked the end of the Celtic calendar year in Ireland, Scotland, and the Isle of Man. They believed it was a time that spirits or fairies could enter our world, and the Celts would put out treats and food to placate the spirits — sometimes, a place at the table was even set for the souls of the dead.

Wiccans still celebrate Samhain as a New Year celebration today.

11. Trick-or-treating has been around for a long time.
Versions of trick-or-treating have existed since medieval times. In the past, it was known as “guising” where children and poor adults went around in costumes during Hallowmas begging for food and money in exchange for songs or prayers. It was also called “souling.”

12. Trick-or-treating as we know it was re-popularized by cartoons.
Trick-or-treating was brought to America by the Irish and became popular during the early 20th century, but died out during WWII when sugar was rationed. After the rationing ended in 1947, children’s magazine “Jack and Jill,” radio program “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet,” and the “Peanuts” comic strip all helped to re-popularize the tradition of dressing up in costumes and asking for candy from door-to-door. By 1952, trick-or-treating was hugely popular again.

13. Halloween is the second-most commercial American holiday of the year.
The candy industry in America rakes in an average of $2 billion annually thanks to Halloween (that’s 90 million pounds of chocolate).

Americans spend an estimated $6 billion on Halloween annually, including candy, costumes, and decorations, according to History.com. (The most commercial holiday in the U.S. is obviously Christmas.)

Have you ever wondered how much Money is sunk into Halloween? Well, here are the Numbers. Try not to get to shocked by the figures.

Wallet Hub

What would Halloween be without the Costumes? Would there even be a Halloween? Halloween costumes have been around for quite a long time. They have drastically changed in Materials and styles. If this interests you, please follow the links provided.

Halloween Costume History
Fashion History Halloween Costumes

The evolution of Halloween Costumes
Time Toast Halloween Costumes

Are you in need for some much-needed relaxation from the kids? Then why not have them play some online games. These websites are free from Viruses and can be played by even the smallest of Gamers.
Online Halloween games for kids
LOL Disney Halloween Games

Game kid Game Halloween

If your kids are more Readers than Gamers, these links will help you feed there craving for spooky tales. These stories can be enjoyed by children of all ages. They are spooky and scary.

Online Halloween books to read

Hello kids Halloween books

The Witch Who Was Frightened Of Halloween
The Witch who was Frightened of Halloween

Short Halloween Stories for Kids

Jokes Halloween Short Stories

If you find reading History boring, but still are curious about the History behind Halloween and its traditions, then these videos are just what you need.
History of Halloween on Video

The Real Story of Halloween Full Documentary

Bet You Didn’t Know: Halloween | History

Are you looking for some none scary, Halloween themed Cartoons and movies for your little monsters? Well then, you have come to the right spot. I have compiled and embed some great Family safe Halloween Episodes and movies for your viewing pleasure. Just simply click play and enjoy!

Dr Seuss – Halloween is Grinch Night


Scared Shrekless

The Book of Pooh – Just Say BOO! [VHS] (2003)

Night of the Living Carrots

Spookley the Square Pumpkin

Spookley the Square Pumpkin

Watch Spookley the Square Pumpkin by Cartoon network on Dailymotion here

Garfield Halloween

The Pumpkin That Wouldn’t Smile

Halloween films kids

Mickey’s Treat Full Halloween Episode |

“Bunnicula, the Vampire Rabbit” (1983)

Winnie the Pooh Boo to you too

If you are on the go and need something for the kids to listen to this Halloween, then the following links are your keep to sanity.

Things to Listen to for little kids!

Halloween Songs and Sounds CD | Walt Disney Records

It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown Halloween Special on Record

Walt Disney’s Trick or Treat Stories and Songs of Halloween Disneyland Records

Punky Punkin / The Wobblin’ Goblin Rosemary Clooney Columbia Records Halloween Songs for Kids

Spookley The Square Pumpkin

Pumpkin Feels Lonely

Here are some Spooky Audios for the older kids in your life to enjoy.

R.L. Stine – Goosebumps – Welcome To Camp Nightmare (Audiobook)

Scary Stories (to Tell in the Dark) Audiobook – Complete Trilogy

“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”

Since kids aren’t the only ones who like a scary audio to listen to, here are some oldie but goodies for the Adults.

Orson Welles – War Of The Worlds – Radio Broadcast 1938 – Complete Broadcast.

CBS Radio Mystery Theater Halloween 1976 Witches Sabbath

I hope you have enjoyed our spooky ride with me today. If I have entertained you in the slightest, please leave me a comment. Comments are how we know what content to put up on our page. If you have a topic that you would like to see us cover, feel free to let me know in the comments.

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