Saturday, October 31, 2009


My favorite holiday.
The Celtic festival of Samhain; "summer's end" and beginning of the "darker half" of the year.

Growing up, Halloween was bonded to American Paranoia by the poisoned candy scare.

The poisoned candy scare was a moral panic in the United States during the 1970s and 1980s regarding the threat that children could be in danger of ingesting razor blades, needles, or poison introduced to candy by tampering, especially during traditional Halloween trick-or-treating. Apart from one incident—actually an act of premeditated murder by a trick-or-treater's father—there have been no recorded incidents of deliberately poisoned candy during Halloween or any similar occasion.



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