29    Oct 20130 comments

Halloween: Annual photo competition!

Happy Halloween! As Halloween approaches, we're excited to announce the start of our annual Halloween Family Photo competition!

Send us your most creative and original family Halloween photos and we'll choose three winners to receive a one-year MyHeritage data subscription, providing full access to billions of history records.

As Halloween approaches and you've started to think about costumes, don't forget to take a photo, or send us an old photo from a previous year!

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31    Oct 20121 comment

Halloween: Why we love it

Goblins, ghouls, ghosts and zombies…Oh my!

Why do we love Halloween? Is it the costumes? The candy?

Are you ready for Halloween?

According to a recent US National Retail Federation survey, a record 170 million Americans plan to spend $8 billion on Halloween, for costumes, candy and decorations.

English professor Eric Wilson of Wake Forest University says we love the holiday for deeper reasons than just a night of fun, especially during economic difficulties.

Escapism from hard times is part of this. He says that, on Halloween, we can pretend to be someone else, and not focus on worries or regrets.

Celebrating the enchanted is another part of this and takes people’s minds off their “limitations and mortality.”

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