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Halloween by alekspression

MU Halloween Special 2010

Even though it’s Halloween every week here at Mysterious Universe we still love to delve into the origins of the “festival of the dead” and its variations across the world.

For this year’s special we look at the beginnings of the pagan festival, the parallels across Africa and Asia, and the deeper meaning behind the holiday.

Show notes and video after the jump.

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The Origins of Halloween

The Origin of the Jack O’ Lantern

Egyptian Festival

Chinese Festival

Japanese Festival

Cambodian Festival

Mexican Festival

Festival of Drunkenness

Witches and Broomsticks

Witches’ Ointments

Halloween Around the World

Hotel Time Travel 1

Hotel Time Travel 2

Music

Louis Armstrong – The Skeleton in the Closet via Music. History.

OL – Cascade via undomondo

Mr Beatnick – First Newborn via undomondo

Jeremy Messersmith – A Girl, A Boy, And A Graveyard via RFC

Dibiase – Lumberjack via undomondo

Dimitry G. feat StarrBright – Halloween Massacre (Original Mix) via earmilk

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