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1 November 2011 - 12:38am

Happy Halloween, everyone!

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Or as my Otis says, "Happy Halloweiner!" lol! (my dachshund, for those who do not know.

Since Halloween is pretty much a "non-holiday" for me the past few years, I will have to live vicariously through all of you.

Did anyone go to a party? Dress up? If so, what did you dress up as (or who?).
Anyone take the kiddos out trick or treating or to a party? What did they want to dress as this year?

Otis, my dachsie, has two costumes: a pumpkin and a hot dog bun with mustard. He hates them both, so I usually only put them on for a few minutes and/or for a photo op. lol This year, he wore a little candy corn bandana that slips through his collar, and he barely tolerated that. He just does not like costumes or clothing, but the bun is soooo cute (come to think of it, so is his pumpkin costume, lol).

Now that my boys are grown up and I live in an apartment, I don't carve pumpkins or even have trick or treaters anymore, so it is a quiet night or us.

How about all of you? Any parties over the week end or tonight?

Anyway, Happy Halloween!

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1 November 2011 - 7:30am
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No parties for me Sad actually, in Georgia, some orthodox people even think that we must not celebrate Halloween

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1 November 2011 - 8:33am
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No parties for me Sad actually, in Georgia, some orthodox people even think that we must not celebrate Halloween

That's so true. I'll tell you my story. I went on a Halloween party 2 years ago. Everyone should be properly dressed and the whole street was blocked due to the party, as it was planned to be a really huge celebration. In the middle of the party, some religious guys rushed in and wrecked the whole party, they were so anxious, that such an unholy day was celebrated!

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1 November 2011 - 8:35am
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By the way, happy Halloween to you all ! Sorry, I forgot to say it first, as the first associations that come to my mind with Halloween is that unsettled party lol

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1 November 2011 - 3:38pm
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I love, love, love Halloween! It's a big thing in the states and an enormously popular holiday where I went to university because large portions of the movie the Exorcist were filmed on our campus. I love it because it's a great excuse to act out of character and like a hero, villain or whatever for one. A lot of ladies enjoy it too because it gives them reason to dress a little bit more scandalously for the evening!

In the past few years I have been Freddy Krueger, Indiana Jones and a kind of Euro Trash character. This year, I was avatar....see the image!

I realize it's not as popular elsewhere in the world and that's a shame. I have spent a few Halloweens outside of the US in Serbia and France and it just is not the same. Hopefully it will spread in Georgia as well. At the very least, I hope they'll stop openly trying to stop people from taking part in it Stop

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Nice Avatar makeup! But you teased us and cut out your good looking friends! lol

GambleMaster wrote:

That's so true. I'll tell you my story. I went on a Halloween party 2 years ago. Everyone should be properly dressed and the whole street was blocked due to the party, as it was planned to be a really huge celebration. In the middle of the party, some religious guys rushed in and wrecked the whole party, they were so anxious, that such an unholy day was celebrated!

This is weird. I was reading about it the other day and its meant to be a Christian celebration on the night before All Saints Day. Although it was originally a pagan thing that the Christian Church "rebranded" like a lot of other celebrations. So they can hardly claim its unholy!

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Nice Avatar makeup! But you teased us and cut out your good looking friends! lol

Is it sad that I thought the exact same thing? Smile

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2 November 2011 - 7:48am
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Hi Ed, I'll try to clear this out. For Christians, there is a holiday similiar to Halloween, when people light a big fire and gather around, this is said to be serving one reason: to banish incubuses. The day is celebrated on the last Wednesday before Easter.

I think this is quite similar to Halloween in concept, but I just can't get why they prevent us to participate in Halloween parties....

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2 November 2011 - 8:32am
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It's is vague for me too. Actually, nowadays Halloween has no religious meaning, just dressing up and something traditional and reason for party, I wonder why people see something mysterious and anti-Christian Sad

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2 November 2011 - 11:25am
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I do not know the answer to your question, Salivan_genius, but here's an interesting fact about Halloween:
the research was conducted recently among women, about what type of clothes do they prefer to wear at Halloween parties, and the vast majority chose sexy clothes. It proves that people find Halloween a good way to express their hidden sides Tongue

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2 November 2011 - 11:32pm
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I live very close to Anoka, Minnesota who goes all out to celebrate Halloween, including TWO parades, one for children and one for everyone else. They call themselves the "Halloween Capital of the World," and they began celebrations, in the early 1900s to discourage youth from playing too many "tricks." The city does haunted tours in the fall, and it is all in good fun.

And, yes, there are people in Minnesota who think Halloween is the "devil's holiday" and refuse to take part and do not allow their children to trick or treat. To each their own, I guess.

Here is a little bit about Anoka's history and events:

http://www.americaslibrary.gov/es/mn/es_mn_hallown_1.html

http://thecabinet.com/darkdestinations/location.php?sub_id=dark_destinat...

http://www.anokahalloween.com/

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People tend to have a knee-jerk reaction of fear when confronted with something they are not aware of. I think if you took any of those anti-Halloween types and had them see what trick or treating was all about or took them to a party with women with sexy costumes, their minds would change pretty quickly Wink

Unfortunately, that kind of intolerance for things unknown can be a pretty big downer. If it's any encouragement, you should know that in Europe it is, ever so slowly, becoming a progressively bigger phenomenon. I believe there will be hope for Georgia as well!

I never thought about how much of a tease that photo is! I also really appreciate both your comments, Slim and Ed. However, out of respect to others in the photo, you will have to be content with just my avatar self Tongue

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People tend to have a knee-jerk reaction of fear when confronted with something they are not aware of. I think if you took any of those anti-Halloween types and had them see what trick or treating was all about or took them to a party with women with sexy costumes, their minds would change pretty quickly Wink
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I believe there will be hope for Georgia as well!
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I agree with the first part of your comment lol They think its all about imitation of devils and all the dark souls, but actually because they're uneducated about the matter, they protest everything new.

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