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We’re All a Little Irish, Even on Halloween

Turnip O'Lantern. | Image by kayepants, CC.

On St. Patrick’s Day, everyone claims to be a little Irish. But did you know there’s a strong Irish influence on the traditions that surround our favorite costumed holiday? It’s true. Halloween in the American colonies was a scant affair. While southern colonies were more likely to mark some sort of Halloween celebration than the [...]

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