Zombies in Haiti, Vampires in Derbyshire, & 10 other Surprising Facts about Halloween – Weekly Round-Up, October 30, 2015

Of course there is a long & global history to Halloween! Here’s what the ghosts and goblins in JRC are reading this week – Happy Halloween!

HAITI Naive painting « The Zombies » by Hector Hyppolite (1894-1948) Museum of Haitian Art of St Peter College in Port-au-Prince

1. “The Tragic, Forgotten History of Zombies” – How Haitian slaves might be the true authors of all those Zombie Stories. http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2015/10/how-america-erased-the-tragic-history-of-the-zombie/412264/

vampire2. “A Medieval Vampire Adventure” – What would you do when facing a vampire in a 12th-Century Monastery?

http://www.historytoday.com/alyxandra-mattison-and-charles-west/medieval-vampire-adventure?mc_cid=bf3da54946&mc_eid=3d80f22991

 

3. “10 Things You Didn’t Know about the History (and mystery) of Halloween” – Think you know everything there is to know about the holiday, test your knowledge with these Halloween facts.

http://www.historyextra.com/feature/weird-and-wonderful/10-facts-about-history-halloween

Halloween

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