Palm Beach County residents should be reminded that the month of November is filled with significant holidays. These landmark dates include:

1. It marks the end of Daylight Savings time (Sunday, November 6, 2022). Make sure you turn your clocks back an hour…in the fall season we “fall back” one hour.

 2. Election Day (Tuesday, November 8, 2022). Make sure your voice is heard.

 3. Veterans Day (Friday, November 11, 2022). The national holiday that honors those who have served in the United States Armed Forces. 

 4. Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 24, 2022). Thanksgiving is “the fourth Thursday of November.”

 5. Black Friday (Friday, November 25, 2022). This holiday marks the start of the Christmas shopping season in the United States.

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Palm Beach County did you know Halloween history? The holiday’s history is less about fun and more about religious superstitions. Halloween began about 2,000 years as an ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain. Samhain signaled the end of summer and was held on November 1st. It was considered the beginning of the new year. 

The end of summer meant the end of the harvest and the beginning of winter. The Celtic people believed that, at this time of year, the dead could pass into the world of the living. So, to protect themselves from evil spirits, people would dress up as evil creatures in the hopes of scaring the bad spirits. The Celts also built large bonfires, or “bone fires,” where they burned crops and animals as a sacrifice to their gods.

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Palm Beach County adults who like to dress up for Halloween, listen to music, and drink are invited to a Halloween party, on October 31, 2022, at Respectable Street, 518 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach.  

Respectable Street was opened in 1987 and was the first location and the concept behind the Subculture Group. It is inside a Salvation Army, building circa 1923. They will be hosting a costume contest with a $250 prize!

According to the café, “Respectable Street has hosted over 1000 live acts ranging from the first performing Avant Garde act Chris and Cosey to The Red Hot Chili Peppers and legends like the Damned, The Misfits. Indie newcomers Surfer Blood have honed their talents at Respectable Street and have gone on to National acclaim.” The…

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