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2010-10-05 07:15:00

HESPERIA, Calif., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 40 million children will venture out into the autumn night and go trick-or-treating this year. The origin of Halloween goes back to when Celtic groups in areas now known as Ireland, Scotland and Wales celebrated their New Year's Day on November 1st, known then as "All Saints' Day." The day before this celebration, October 31st, was called "All Hallows' Eve" and signaled the close of the harvest season....

2009-02-14 14:14:39

Mexico's thriving candy manufacturing industry likely was the source of most Valentine's Day candy sales in the United States, industry officials say. With Mexican candy imports to the United States more than doubling since 2002, chances are that candy purchased for U.S. sweethearts likely has Mexican origins, USA Today reported Thursday. Among the confectioners with operations in Mexico are Brach's Confections, Sunrise Confections and Bobs Candies of Albany, Ga. Dennis Bomberger, business...


Word of the Day
bibliopole
  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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