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Do you like halloween?

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Offline Obblie

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Halloween
« on: Oct 29, 18, 08:47 PM »
How do you feel about this ‘celebration’ ?

Is it something worth some effort or is it comercialism pure and simple?

I think that from the way that I have phrased the question you will have some incling of my views.
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Re: Halloween
« Reply #1 on: Oct 30, 18, 11:06 AM »
I suspect my views are similar to yours Obblie... :)
I think it is a bit of a half hearted copy of the Yanks version, and an excuse for some kids to nag their parents into taking them out and about in the hunt for free sweets.
Luckily the parents don't go the full hog with all the house decorations, and all the rest of the crap.
I also notice that in one of my favourite shops i.e. Poundland (yes I like to get some stuff there), the shelves are mostly full of the stuff, especially since I wanted a squirty bottle of cheap weed killer, but all the garden stuff has been removed.....bah.

It's sort of like carol singers just before Christmas, and sing a few words and then bang on the door for gifts..... ;D

Somehow, our house has no lights on when these visits are due..... >:D
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Re: Halloween
« Reply #2 on: Oct 30, 18, 10:40 PM »
Our stores have been full of the stuff for a couple of months now.  ::)
I don't answer the door either.

Now they have the Xmas decorations out also.  ::)
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Re: Halloween
« Reply #3 on: Oct 31, 18, 07:00 PM »
commercial just like Easter and Xmas
Garden centers have been selling xmas decs for a month.
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Re: Halloween
« Reply #4 on: Nov 01, 18, 11:08 AM »
That picture amuses me, and I think I would like one to stick on my poorly apple tree, until it falls apart..... ;D

But I guess next month, out will come the displays of Easter Eggs.. ::) ;)
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Re: Halloween
« Reply #5 on: Nov 01, 18, 09:53 PM »
Very funny Fred.  ;D

We seem to have hot cross buns most of the year now.  ::)
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Re: Halloween
« Reply #6 on: Nov 02, 18, 10:30 AM »
I avoided them all I hid in my train shed working on my points controls.

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Re: Halloween
« Reply #7 on: Nov 02, 18, 10:36 AM »
A lovely diversion Obblie;D
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Re: Halloween
« Reply #8 on: Nov 06, 18, 01:56 PM »
Yes its another commercialism scam but the kids over here loved it.

We live in a small village (whoops they call it a town over here) of less than 600 people and we had our grandchildren over who had a great time with their cousins dressing up and calling on friends and neighbours.

The joy on all the kids faces was wonderful to see  :juice:

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Re: Halloween
« Reply #9 on: Nov 07, 18, 12:52 PM »
Yup, that bit I agree with, as they are not cynical as this old grumpy git..... ;D
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Re: Halloween
« Reply #10 on: Nov 08, 18, 01:37 PM »
I think it's kinda odd, really. As (and I quote) "All Saints' Day, also known as All Hallows' Day, Hallowmas, the Feast of All Saints, or Solemnity of All Saints, is a Christian festival celebrated in honour of all the saints, known and unknown", I don't get where all the ghoulies and ghosties came in.

At least I never saw the ma-in-law...