Free Halloween Printables and All About October

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For a broad assortment of Halloween Printables, clipart, coloring pages, calendars, horoscopes, and other free printable items, visit any of the links shown below. Or print out the Halloween Bingo card shown above. 

In the United States, October is associated with Halloween (October 31st), as well as a popular German celebration called Oktoberfest.

In American culture, the month of October is observed as all of the following:

  • German-American Heritage Month
  • National Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Italian-American Heritage Month
  • Filipino-American History Month
  • Polish-American Heritage Month
  • LGBTQ History Month

10 fast facts about halloween

1.  America's biggest celebration during the month of October takes place on Halloween.

2.  The Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred. So, on the night of October 31st, Celts held a celebration in which they wore costumes and told fortunes.

3.  As Christianity spread throughout Europe, November 1st became known as All Saints Day. On that day, a mass was performed called 'All hallows mass.'

4.  The night before the All Saints Day mass became known as All Hallows E'en. The name was eventually simplified to "Halloween."

5.  In America, the holiday known as Halloween became more commercialized during the 20th century, as manufacturers began mass producing Halloween costumes in the 1930s.

6.  Trick-or-treating became a popular Halloween activity in America sometime in the 1950s.

7.  In various parts of Mexico, the people hold an annual celebration called El Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead). It starts on the evening of October 31.

8.  It is believed that orange and black became Halloween colors because orange is associated with harvests and black is associated with death.

9.  A pumpkin is a kind of squash, and comes from the same family as the cucumber. In American recipes, Pumpkins are mainly used for making pies.

10. Ninety-nine out of a hundred pumpkins sold in the United States are used as Jack O' Lanterns for Halloween.

Halloween Printables and related links

Free Halloween Printables Reusable October Calendar

This Year's Top 10 Halloween Coloring Pages 

Last Year's Top 10 Halloween Coloring Pages 

Super Creepy Halloween Coloring 

Halloween Haunted Houses Coloring For Kids

Halloween Haunted Houses Coloring For Adults 

Halloween Masks Coloring  

Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Coloring 

Halloween Coloring For Teens 

Halloween Clipart Designs 

DIY Halloween Costume Design  

Indian Halloween Costumes 

Easy Halloween Recipes 

Halloween Dirt Cake Recipe 

Pumpkin Recipes 

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