Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Halloween - Information Resources from the Federal Government

If you're planning to celebrate Halloween this year, or even if you would just like to learn more about it, take a look at the many Web resources that the federal government is providing!

Halloween Pumpkin with Candy Image from FDA's 

For safety concerns, you can find resources from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and more about topics such as food, make-up, and pedestrian safety as well as advice for purchasing decorative contact lenses.

Educational and fun facts about Halloween and its history are available from the Library of Congress, National Endowment for the Humanities, and even the Census Bureau and State Department.

If you have children (or if you don't!), you may want to take a look at some fun web sites such as Spooky Space Sounds from NASA!

States are also contributing to the fun.  Are you feeling hungry for Deep Fried Pumpkin Brains?  If so, Virginia's Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services can help you out!

All of these websites, and many more have been compiled at at their Halloween topic page.


  1. We can choose to accept the candy coated version of the secular research or choose to do a more in depth study on our own. Consider whether to celebrate the pagan feasts (wheel of the year) or choose to celebrate the feasts of the LORD (Leviticus 23).
    "You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the Lord's table and of the table of demons." (1 Corinthians 10:21)
    "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children." (Hosea 4:6)

    Ron Clark
    Library Tech.

  2. Thank you for pointing out this helpful and entertaining compendium of information regarding Halloween. Parents and revelers can effectively employ the safety guidance. The historical glimpses and folkloric rendezvous with the American past are also delightful. Good show!