EventsThe History of Halloween: 28 Centuries And Counting

The History of Halloween: 28 Centuries And Counting

6:45 PM – 8:00 PM
Central Library


Is Halloween a religious holiday? Why does it happen in October? When did Americans start
celebrating Halloween and why? Why do Americans carve Jack-o’-lanterns? What was the
first candy associated with Halloween? Why is a black cat a witch’s best friend? Why do ghosts have raggedy hems? Do all witches wear pointy hats? When did zombies start to decay? 

If questions like are things you have always wanted to know then you don't want to miss “The History of Halloween: Twenty-Eight Centuries (And Counting)” with Kellee Bohannon as she reveals myths, facts, and legends behind America's scariest holiday. 

Kellee Bohannon will explain how Halloween assumed its current form and grapple with some of the most basic, but vexing, questions concerning Halloween customs and characters.

Doors to the auditorium will open at 6 pm. Seating is first-come, first-served, no reservations required. This is an All Ages program but it is suggested an adult accompany those under 18 years of age.

Contact Joe Schwartz with any questions.

Suitable for:
HIgh School (Gr 9-12)
Classes, Lectures, and Workshops

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