Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

Halloween around the World (Travel Channel)

Halloween may be an American tradition, but its roots go way back. All the best superstitions of the Roman, Celtic, Catholic and European folk traditions, as well as good old American greed, have morphed into the modern-day celebration of Halloween. Second only to Christmas in spending, this superstition-rich amalgam of a holiday has become a celebration of our need to embrace our more base desires. See how countries around the world put their own spooky spin on Halloween, as well as honor spirits from beyond the grave.”

Read more @ http://www.travelchannel.com/interests/haunted/articles/halloween-around-the-world

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