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Punkie Night (is a celebration related to Halloween that takes place every year on the last Thursday in October in the village of Hinton St. George in Somerset, England. A "punkie" is the local name for a jack-o-lantern. It is possible that the name is derived from pumpkin but it has also been suggested that it comes from "punk" (an old word for "timber") or "spunky" (a word which is still used in Somerset to mean the ghost of a young child). Before Punkie Night, children prepare "punkie" lanterns. Nowadays they may be made from pumpkins but it is more traditional to make them from mangel wurzels, a type of beet normally used to feed cattle. Prizes are given for the best lanterns, for that reason children are not supposed to get any help from their parents in making their "punkies". On Punkie Night, children parade through the village of Hinton St. George carrying their "punkies", many of them wearing costumes. As they walk they chant the traditional "Punkie Night Song" and collect money for charity, a practice similar to trick-or-treat. The parade is led by the Punkie King and Queen)

Looks like this one was taken in the 70's................

The "Punkie Night Song" is sung to a tune similar to "The Farmer in the Dell". There have been many variations on the lyrics but the following has become the standard version.

It's Punkie Night tonight,
It's Punkie Night tonight.
Give us a candle,
Give us a light.
It's Punkie Night tonight.
It's Punkie Night tonight,
It's Punkie Night tonight.
Adam and Eve,
Just wouldn't believe
It's Punkie Night tonight.

Punkie Night

"Punkie" is an old English name for a lantern. On Punkie Night, around the time of Samhain, these would be made of swedes or mangel-wurzels. pumpkins, a ne...

Origin story..........

According to local legend, Punkie Night began because men would go to the fair in the nearby town of Chiselborough and return home drunk to Hinton St. George late at night. They needed candles to see their way and, because it was late October, they needed to put the candles inside something to prevent the wind from blowing them out. Variations of the legend say that women made the lanterns and then used them when they went out looking for their drunken husbands. It is sometimes said that women would go door to door begging for mangel wurzels and candles to make the lanterns, which explains the origin of the "Punkie Night Song". It is sometimes said that the foolish men saw the lanterns glowing in the darkness, thought they were ghoulies, and ran home quickly. In reality, the origins of Punkie Night probably date back much earlier than the fair in Chiselborough. It is clearly related to Halloween and may be a continuation of Samhain celebrations.

Calling it a night..........................

PTG (anotherPTG)

From: PTG (anotherPTG)

Oct-28

Queen of the Damned is a 2002 gothic horror film directed by Michael Rymer, loosely based on the third novel of Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles series, The Queen of the Damned (1988), although the film contains many plot elements from the novel's predecessor The Vampire Lestat. A stand-alone sequel to Interview with the Vampire (1994), the film stars Aaliyah in the title role as the vampire queen Akasha, with Stuart Townsend and Matthew Newton replacing Tom Cruise and Antonio Banderas as the vampires Lestat and Armand.

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Rest In Pieces  of Candy

also the same name.................

LvlSlgr

From: LvlSlgr

Oct-28

The Spirits of La Grange Ghost Tour (La Grange, KY) - is a two-hour candlelit tour where you’ll walk around beautiful LaGrange. There are 8 stops on the tour, each with a fascinating story. The tour covers about 12 blocks, so you’ll get a good look at this part of LaGrange while you’re here. There’s lots more to see in LaGrange, and it’s scary how beautiful this community is.

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Trick or Treat! A Peanuts Halloween (CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN WITH GOOD FRIENDS, SPOOKY FUN, AND PLENTY OF LAUGHS! Give yourself a treat with this hilarious collection of more than one hundred Halloween strips. Tag along as the Peanuts Gang rings doorbells for candy, bobs for apples, and scares their friends. Will Charlie Brown receive some chocolate this year or another sack of rocks? Which of Snoopy’s many daydreams will inspire a costume? Which witch is Lucy? And will Linus finally meet the Great Pumpkin? Interspersed throughout these delightful comic strips are cool Halloween tips, including costume ideas, party hints, and delicious snack recipes)

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LvlSlgr

From: LvlSlgr

Oct-28

The Usborne Book of Ghost Puzzle Adventures - Three ghost stories present trails of clues for the reader to follow to solve puzzles that explain each of the stories. Recommended for children 9-12 years old. Contains 3 Usborne puzzle adventures: The Haunted Tower; Ghost in the Mirror; Vanishing Village.

A Vampire Family Reunion (Gather your vampire fam for a bloody good Halloween bash at Pryes in Minneapolis, MN, on Saturday, October 30! Blood Orange Miraculum presents VAMPIRE FAMILY REUNION Enjoy a frighteningly full day of fun inside & outside the taproom: Dress up in your vampire best all day & night to quench your eternal thirst for "Blood" Orange Miraculum infused with glitter and three different Halloween candy-infused casks on tap.

Off to work..............................

Still have a sore arm from booster but that's the only symptom......................

PTG (anotherPTG)

From: PTG (anotherPTG)

Oct-28

Wiccans look at Samhain as the passing of the year, and incorporate common Wiccan traditions into the celebration. In the Druid tradition, Samhain celebrates the dead with a festival on October 31 and usually features a bonfire and communion with the dead.

Halloween isn't about candy and costumes for modern-day pagans – witches  mark Halloween with reflections on death as well as magic

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Calling it a night............................

PTG (anotherPTG)

From: PTG (anotherPTG)

Oct-29

YORK England is famously said to be the most haunted city in Europe and this Halloween it looks like the ghosts have taken over the city!

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