October 2016 archive

Oct 31

How Scotland invented Halloween – The Scotsman

IT SOUNDS like a bold claim to make, but evidence suggests that, if not for Scotland, Halloween would not exist – at least not as the world knows it.In medieval times, the 31st of October was the last day of the old Celtic calendar. Scots druids referred to it as Samhuinn, a term which loosely …

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Oct 09

Chantilly Library Fall Book Sale

  Details 4000 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly, VA Mark your calendars for the Chantilly Library fall book sale: Friday, October 28, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, October 29, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, October 30, Clearance Sale ($10/box), 1-4 p.m. We have a great selection of gently used books, DVDs, CDs and audio books for children and adults …

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Oct 01

Happy Columbus Day!

The day signifies Christopher Columbus’ arrival to America on October 12, 1492   Colorado first observed Columbus Day in 1906 as it became an official state holiday.  More and more people and states began to recognize Columbus Day.   In 1937, Columbus Day became a federal holiday in the United States.  There are many instances of people observing …

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