25 October 2011

Halloween on its way!


I always think of Halloween as an American invention, or at least much more popular in the States! As a kid back in the early 80's I did go trick or treating once and a lot of people didn't know seem to know what we were doing! There are a few houses with pumpkins outside but around the corner from me I spotted this house really taking the Halloween theme seriously!

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  1. I can't see the photo, for some reason.

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  2. How strange! I have re-loaded the photo hopefully it will work now

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  3. Nice! In Finland only grownups celebrate Halloween(usually with a costume party). We do our bit of 'trick or treating' on Eastern. All the kids get dressed as witches and go round through their own neighborhood collecting candies.

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  4. Maybe some Yanks living in that house?

    I'm glad we don't have Halloween here.

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  5. Like you I tend to associate Halloween with the states. As a boy we lived quite close to a couple of USAF bases and the American kids would go trick or treating in the village. Non of my friends at the time did it at all.

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  6. It's spreading in Sweden as well.

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  7. The sad thing is, I think trick-or-treating is losing ground in the US with parents being so worried/protective/paranoid. I love Halloween, it was always such fun to dress up one day at school.

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  8. Actually I do know that the people living in the house are American!

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  9. I can see it now - those decorations are different from anything I have seen before, I wonder if they glow in the dark...

    We had no visitors at all in this village last year, only one the year before that. Winchester used to be quite busy at Halloween but it did seem that they only went to certain houses, people they knew, as we would only get maybe four visits a night despite the pumpkin glowing in the window, whereas in kent a pumpkin in the window meant that you would get lots of visits. Still, it costs far less in buying sweets!

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