October 31, 2020 – Halloween | National Knock-Knock Jokes Day

Halloween Has Been Around For Thousands of Years. Do You Know The Origins Of Wearing Costumes And Carving Jack-O-Lanterns?

Welcome to October 31, 2020 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate all things spooky and opportunity knocking.

Halloween dates back thousands of years to ancient Ireland, when pagans celebrated the end of the summer harvest. They believed that on this night, October 31st, the gates opened between the worlds of the living and the dead. In order to scare off any fairies or evil spirits, people dressed in costumes. Centuries later, the custom of “souling” began, which involved people going door to door in costume, singing hymns and reciting prayers on behalf of the dead. In return, they were given soul-cakes, something like a fruit muffin. So that accounts for costumes and trick or treating, but do you know where the idea for jack o’ lanterns came from? Well, it turns out that those costumed singers carried around hollowed out turnips with candles inside to represent the souls of the dead. Somehow, that makes it feel creepier than the trapped soul thing. Get your masks on, boys and ghouls, today is Halloween, the spookiest day of the year.

Marlo: Knock Knock Anna: Who’s there?

Marlo: Boo?  Anna: Boo Hoo?

Marlo: Don’t cry I have 10 more knock knock jokes.

Anna: Oh Marlo are you just trying to lighten the mood.  I know you’re easily scared.

Marlo: Actually, it’s National Knock-Knock Jokes Day.

Marlo: Knock Knock  Anna: Who’s there?

Marlo: Bee Anna: Bee who?

Marlo: Be-ware there’s a full moon this Halloween.  

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