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Santa’s Origin Story

When the Holiday season comes around, you can’t without seeing pictures of a tubby man in red. Santa Claus is all over, and despite the fact that he’s customarily connected with the Christmas occasion, his backstory comes from a mix … Read More

photo: Elizabeth Whitten, circa 2015 Mummers Parade

Mummer’s Festival – let them all in!

The history of the Mummers Festival – an annual parade of people dressed as mummers. It’s a wonderful spectacle, full of young, old, locals and people who haven’t the faintest what a mummer is. … Read More

the oldest running ghost tour of the City of Legends, in North America’s oldest city

THE HAUNTED HIKE

The Haunted Hike is the oldest running historical walking tour in Newfoundland’s capital city of St. John’s, and is a walking ghost tour of amazing places in the downtown core you would otherwise never find on your own. Starting at dusk daily, this is an adventure into the paranormal and shadowy historical past of Canada’s oldest city, taking participants through shadowy alleys, winding lanes, and dark secrets even most locals don’t know about. Learn about murdered lovers, lost soldiers, unexplained fires, and dirty secrets hidden behind layers of time and bright colorful paint. … Read More

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SCREECHED IN

Want to get Screeched In ? ? Or maybe you’re just wondering what the heck being Screeched In means? Before we answer that question, let’s start by understanding what Screech is and where it comes from. Screech is a rum … Read More