It's time to begin celebrating one of the more magical holidays of the year, Halloween!
MuggleNet has now developed a new banner for your enjoyment to celebrate. To display the banner, just select the thumbnail with the pumpkin image on the right side of the home page in the Themes section. Or you can click here, but what fun is that?
The name 'Holloween' was originally found in the 16th century as a Scottish variant of the term All-Hallows-Eve ("evening") as the night before All Hallows Day. In Ireland and Scotland, jack-o'-lanterns were traditionally carved from turnips as a way of remembering the souls held in purgatory. Beginning in 1837, the turnip was replaced by the larger pumpkin in North America since it was easier to carve.
This tradition of pumpkin carving is being recognized by MuggleNet with our 'Potter' Pumpkin Carving Contest going on right now. Remember, all submissions must be entered by October 23rd and the winner will be announced on October 31. They will receive a copy of Harry Potter Page to Screen - The Complete Filmmaking Journey. For all of the details of this contest, read our announcement right here.
Did you get your entry in yet?