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trunl

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halloween
« on: Oct 28 2004, 05:03 »

long have i wondered something:
is halloween celebrated just in the US or in other european countries as well???


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Buddha

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Re: halloween
« Reply #1 on: Oct 28 2004, 05:05 »

I can only speak for Sweden and in recent years, like the past 10 years Halloween has grown from nothing that was celebrated to almost the extent that Halloween is celebrated in the US. Pathetic if you ask me...
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trunl

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Re: halloween
« Reply #2 on: Oct 28 2004, 05:06 »

much agreed.



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Re: halloween
« Reply #3 on: Oct 28 2004, 05:20 »

Yup, just to clarify a bit. It's mostly the actual celebration of Halloween, dressing out and go trick and treat and all of that I find pathetic but also of course that we take after a silly and dumb tradition as that!
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Re: halloween
« Reply #4 on: Oct 28 2004, 13:49 »

Retail does try to make it an issue here so they can sell haloween stuff. Doesnt work uptil now
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Re: halloween
« Reply #5 on: Oct 28 2004, 14:35 »

Well Trunl, Halloween actually originated in Europe with the Romans and the Druids (an ancient order of Celtic priests in Britain). See the following link...
http://www.holybible.com/resources/halloween.htm
According to this link the custom of trick-or-treating and the use of "jack-o'-lanterns" comes from Ireland. "Hundreds of years ago, Irish farmers went from house to house, begging for food, in the name of their ancient gods, to be used at the village Halloween celebration. They would promise good luck to those who gave them good, and made threats to those who refused to give. They simply told the people, "You treat me, or else I will trick you!" So there you go...I knew there would be an Irish influence in there somewhere!
It may be a commercialised all over the world now but it's still one of my favourite holidays in the year. There is something errie in the air and there's nothing I like better than a good old fashioned horror movie!

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Re: halloween
« Reply #6 on: Oct 29 2004, 04:08 »

thanks for the research daisy.



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Re: halloween
« Reply #7 on: Oct 29 2004, 21:31 »

It's celbrated and loathed in Ireland - usually we don't mind the trick or treaters calling on halloween night. Problem is some kids have gotten crafty and start trick or treating and repeatedly calling for days before Halloween...

Opportunism on the back of the Celtic Tiger methinks!
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