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Today is Halloween, the day where everyone dresses up in their favorite costumes, attending Halloween parties and goes door to door to collect all the candy they can get. It turns out that Halloween is not just about the candy, costumes and parties but the holiday is centuries old.

Here are some interesting Halloween Facts that you might not have known.

Halloween goes back more than 2,000 years: The holiday started as a pre-Christian Celtic festival called Samhain, meaning summers end, and was held around the first of November. Its celebrated the final day of the harvest and the crossings of spirits all over the world. The people would dress up in costumes and have bonfires to ward off any ghosts.

Trick-or-Treating existed since Medieval Times: It was

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Palm Beach’s most iconic location, The Breakers, is hosting a “spookeasy” style Halloween party. HMF, One South County Road, Palm Beach, is a sophisticated lounge and restaurant, located within the grand hotel. The lounge is partnering up with Veuve Clicquot for the celebration and aptly renamed the event “Yelloween”!  The soiree will bring forth spirits from the dead Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. and imaginative costumes are highly encouraged.

Guests will enjoy Veuve Clicquot and additional Halloween-themed cocktails. The “Headless Horseman”, made with Bulleit bourbon, pumpkin, and a brown sugar simple syrup promises to lop off your head. Try the “Eye See You”, made with Belvedere Vodka with lychee juice and fresh lime, or “The

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While Palm Beach County is usually the opposite of spooky, during October we get a little festive. Here a few fun, local places to visit before Halloween.

Riddle House

Located in Yesteryear Village at the South Florida Fairgrounds, the Riddle House is said to be full of ghosts.

In the early 1900s, it was the home of the gatekeeper for a cemetery in West Palm Beach. Years later, it was moved to become part of the village. After the move, workers swore that their tools were mysteriously moved, and one man claimed a tool hit someone in the head.

Visitors have seen a boy playing in a bedroom and a woman getting ready for bed, according to reports.

Location: Yesteryear Village at the South Florida Fairgrounds - 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm

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Spook your Halloween sweet tooth with a well-known, delicious chocolatetier throughout Palm Beach County.  Hoffman’s Chocolates has several locations all around the Palm Beaches offering sweet temptations for occasions.  Mix up a new spell and hand out something unique.

Halloween is one of the few times of the year that we indulge ourselves with candy chocolates.  Every year there are favorites.  Forbes.com suggests stocking up on the Halloween candy that’s most popular in your region. Based on data from CandyStore.com the State of Florida’s favorite candy is Skittles! Across the board nationwide, America’s top-ranked Halloween candies include Skittles, Reese’s Cups, M&M’s, Snickers and Starbursts, with Candy Corn coming in a close sixth place.

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MoonFest is back again for another year for the ultimate haunted house through the streets of West Palm Beach. The popular Halloween event is back for its 27th Annual MoonFest.

The Halloween spectacular is for those 21 years old older and takes places along the four haunted blocks of Clematis Street. The four blocks transform into the scariest haunted house and Halloween event this Saturday, October 26th.

The event will also feature a private entrance, scare areas, VIP areas, open bars, gourmet food buffet, Costume Contest for your chance to win $1000 dollars, live music and much more.

Tickets are required for the event and cost $15 dollars for General Admission or $75 dollars for the special VIP ticket. Get your tickets fast because the price of the

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For two days, Boynton Beach transforms into the ultimate Haunted Pirate Fest and Mermaid Splash. All are invited to attend the event this Saturday, October 26th and Sunday, October 27th.

The fun filled event will feature pirate re-enactments, mermaids, street performers, character appearances from Captain Jack, live mermaid tanks, and live music and entertainment. The popular event is free and open to the public.

There will also be a Hook and Tails Costume Contest for the best pirate and best mermaid costumes, acrobats, interactive pirate ships, children’s shows, treasure hunts and much more.

Festivals Hours:
Saturday, October 26th: 11 am to 9 pm
Sunday, October 27th: 11 am to 6 pm

The Haunted Pirate Fest and Mermaid Splash is located at 100 NE 4th Street in

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On the last Friday of each month, the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium allows visitors and guests to attend their popular Nights At The Museum event.

The fun filled night is for the whole family and includes extended hours to explore and wonder through the Science Center and Aquarium. Each month is a different theme and since Halloween is at the end of the month, this Friday’s theme is Spooky Science.

The night will include a Liquid Nitrogen Live Science Show, haunted miniature golf and trail, Superhero and Villain Trivia, Dry Ice Boo Bubbles, Oozing Pumpkin demonstrations, challenges, crafts, entertainment, exhibits, and much more. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase throughout the night.

Event Details:
When: Friday, October

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It’s almost that time again for the parade of kids dressed up in the array of costumes looking for candy.If you are passing out goodies, be on the lookout for blue pumpkins or bags this year. This signifies that they are on the Autism spectrum.

 In 2018 the CDC determined that approximately 1 in 59 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder or ASD. An estimated one-third of people with autism are non-verbal. 31% of children with ASD have an IQ less than 70, and 25% are in the borderline range of 71-85.  Nearly two-thirds of children with autism between the ages of 6 and 15 have been bullied.

 A blue Halloween bucket has become an unofficial symbol of awareness for autism. The blue bucket provides a subtle, way of alerting people

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Mark your calendars and head out to the Kooky Halloween bash at the Jupiter Community Center on Friday, October 25th.

The event is for all Jupiter residents and you are invited to dress up in your Halloween costumes for a night of fun. There will be plenty of fun activities for you to enjoy. The activities include bounce houses, music, live entertainment, character visits, airbrush tattoos, games, candy and more. Make sure to bring your own Halloween bag or bucket to collect your candy. Food and drinks will be available for purchase throughout the night.

Kooky Halloween supports the Teal Pumpkin Project which is a program designed to help children and individuals with food allergies this Halloween.

Event Details:
When: Friday, October 25th
Time: 6 pm to 8

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This October, The Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens is transforming into the Batty Manor Haunted House this Halloween season. The Grand Court of the mall will feature a silly-spooky haunted house.

All are welcomed to come and check out house in their Halloween costumes. There will also be an interactive photo booth, retail and restaurant pop-up shops, arts and crafts, and much more.

Batty Manor is home to Boogah and Hoogah, two of the goofiest goblins that perform live sing-a longs and Halloweens shows daily.

The Manor Haunted House will also feature the Hoogah’s Horrible House Party Show from Saturday, October 26th through Thursday, October 31st at 1 pm daily.

In addition to these two events, the Garden’s Mall Kid’s Club is also hosting a Spooky Soiree

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