Happy Halloween

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  1. apples

    apples WINNER is back ;)

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    well i hope everyone has a treat!

    oh and lovely new logo :teeth: hehe
     
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    It seems people mention it more every passing year in Australia, I have no idea why as we have no tradition of dress-ups, trick-or-treating, pumpkins or anything. Its basically meaningless ... and we dont get any holiday out of it


    I just dont get it.
     
  4. Dustek

    Dustek Finished the PhD

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    Its another holiday inspired by American retailers and spread by American culture.

    Christmas (Easter is the proper Christian celebration. Christmas as we know it, i.e. spending fest was invited in America)
    Halloween
    Valentine's Day
    and
    Thanksgiving Day (Thank God that this is one holiday that cannot be transplanted).
     
  5. sdm

    sdm This is Dog Fort

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    Happy Halloween ya'll!
     
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    YOUNG TUNA IT'S ME BITCHES

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    word. but happy halloween anyways
     
  7. Dustek

    Dustek Finished the PhD

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    In Poland, tomorrow is the day that people visit graves. No fancy dress or pumpkins, just massive vodka drinking and then off to visit grannie with a hangover.
     
  8. D BREAKNECK

    D BREAKNECK 7 years on top

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    I would question whether Halloween is an American commercial invention...

    Surely it goes back to old European Christian/Pagan All Saints Day on the 1st Nov, and All Hallows Eve the night before?

    Bobbing apples, treacle toffee & toffee apples don't seem very Athena (or commercially exploitable) to me...

    Most (old) Euro countries do visting graves and remembering the dead, and Halloween is about scaring the spirits aways, hence the spookiness...

    Ireland & Scotland have 'guising' traditions (going back many many years) which are more like doing 'turns' and songs or acts in costume than Trick or Treat (but not unlike it)...
     
  9. apples

    apples WINNER is back ;)

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    are you a fountain of knowledge sir?
     
  10. D BREAKNECK

    D BREAKNECK 7 years on top

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    I pick stuff up...

    & I used to go trick or treating as a kid in the 80's so all this alledged 'modern American commercialisation' sort of riles me...

    And I like masks and scary stuff...

    (Surely it's Asda & Tescos doing the commercialsing...)
     
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    agreed, Asda & Tescos are the commercial entities exploiting the nature of the celebration of All Hallows Eve but to the best of my knowledge trick or treating is an American import
     
  12. D BREAKNECK

    D BREAKNECK 7 years on top

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    The other year I openend the door all masked and hooded, with skeleton gloves on and the with the lights off, and UV lights in the hall.

    And stood there not speaking...

    The trick or treaters were shitting it...

    Ha!
     
  13. apples

    apples WINNER is back ;)

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    haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa oh yes i like that:applause:

    most are alright its just that you worry bout the lil chavvy bastards that will come round and ask for money etc :( this could be the eve we get rid of some :dynamite:
     
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    Still imported from the US :)

    The British tradition was called "guising" and its dead, killed by trick or treat.
     
  15. D BREAKNECK

    D BREAKNECK 7 years on top

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    Trick or treating maybe imported...& obviously things have got more commercial

    but Halloween itself is surely much older, and not imported?...:hagglers:
     
  16. Dustek

    Dustek Finished the PhD

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    Halloween is an old pagan tradition that appeared on the Isles way back. The commercial holiday (dress up, buy chocolate for the kids) and most prevalent version is imported.
     
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    c mon apples....start bobbin!!!!!!!!!! :teeth:

    happy haloween or however u spell it.
     
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  19. apples

    apples WINNER is back ;)

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    you know what thats actually orginal!
     
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    i didnt get any kiddies at my door last night. but i spoke to my sister and they had a shite load of sugar hungry costumed children at their place.

    they turned off they lights to pretend that they werent home.

    when the kids kept ringing the door bell, my brother set his big scary dog loose and chased the kids away :lol: