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r
flatliner



the title says it..

Total Posts: 491 | Joined Aug. 2006 | Posted on: 5:35 pm on Oct. 31, 2006 | Link to this post
Gijs
Krss fodder



Happy Halloween!

(we don't do that where I live though :sad: )

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Total Posts: 949 | Joined Aug. 2006 | Posted on: 5:43 pm on Oct. 31, 2006 | Link to this post
Krss
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I was going to costume myself and go out, but.. I didn't have the time to buy a costume. :sad:

Happy Halloween anyway!!

I have a long blond wig. I might dress in that and take pics.:tongue:

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r
flatliner



well, the guising and tric-or-treating are kind of a modern addition.
All Hallows' Eve has a much older tradition and significance.

Total Posts: 491 | Joined Aug. 2006 | Posted on: 5:55 pm on Oct. 31, 2006 | Link to this post
Krss
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Do you know the significance?

Total Posts: 2307 | Joined Aug. 2006 | Posted on: 6:04 pm on Oct. 31, 2006 | Link to this post
r
flatliner



i'm sure no expert.. just what i read here and there.
but fact is that for some reason this time of year's been for centuries associated with death, "afterlife" and witchcraft in pagan traditions of many european cultures..

Total Posts: 491 | Joined Aug. 2006 | Posted on: 6:19 pm on Oct. 31, 2006 | Link to this post
Krss
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Wasn't this the night when ghosts called and witches walked?

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Praeludium
ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD



It's traditionally the night when the barrier between the living world and the realm of the dead is weakest.

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Total Posts: 201 | Joined Sep. 2006 | Posted on: 9:08 pm on Oct. 31, 2006 | Link to this post
Marion
forebrain



Quote: from Praeludium on 9:08 pm on Oct. 31, 2006
It's traditionally the night when the barrier between the living world and the realm of the dead is weakest.


We have a time like that too, but it's a whole month. It's called the Hungry Ghost Festival.

Wouldn't that mean it's more likely for ghosts to be seen at Halloween?

Total Posts: 624 | Joined Aug. 2006 | Posted on: 10:04 pm on Oct. 31, 2006 | Link to this post
Krss
admin



Wouldn't that mean it's more likely for ghosts to be seen at Halloween?


In America there are so many freaks on the streets that I think the ghosts are too scared to come out. :lol:

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Marion
forebrain



XD true that.

Halloween is a very recent import to Singapore. But we're used to celebrating anything and everything, so it's catching on quite well. The kiddies are delighted with a festival just for dressing up, but the parents aren't so sure about spending money on impractical costumes, so what happens is the toy shops are full of kids trying on hats and wigs and breaking brooms and sceptres. Thus rendering them unsellable. It probably the adults who actually buy costumes, and even then if there's a real party, they'd probably go to costume shops and not toy shops. I wonder how long the novelty of Halloween will last here.

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Krss
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I'm sure it's very fun for children. Children seem to like dressing up.. :smile: It's true that these costumes are only used once, because next year they'll have to get something else.. but children outgrow their clothes anyway, so it should be a normal affair for parents.

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Jules
pear in disguise in the bottom of a strawberry's stomach



We always reused costumes growing up. When my older sister grew out of hers, I used it.:tongue:

My little sister was a kangaroo for three years until she grew out of it. The poor thing was probably so embarassed because all the little kids around her were witches or black scary things. :lol:

An MSN video said that America spent $4.96 billion on Halloween this year, one more billion than last year, $3.29 billion.:oh:


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Krss
admin



Wow, that's a lot. O_O

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Marion
forebrain



Yes, and I heard that Americans spend more on Halloween than they do Christmas. Any idea if that's true?

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Jules
pear in disguise in the bottom of a strawberry's stomach



Hmm... I don't know about that. There's already Christmas advertisments on TV and ones for Halloween were practically nonexistent. :hmm:

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Marion
forebrain



I'll answer my own question!

http://www.snopes.com/holidays/halloween/spending.asp

In short: it's not true, at all. :smile:

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Bearic
Fear the banana! That or get me icecream. =]



Happy halloween, sorry I forgot to post on halloween.

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Total Posts: 523 | Joined Sep. 2006 | Posted on: 7:10 am on Nov. 2, 2006 | Link to this post
Santi
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Hope that you all here had a happy and safe Halloween. :smile:

Thanks for the link Marion. It was a common opinion also in Italy that Halloween in the USA is the second most profitable festivity after Christmas, but now we have the numbers. :smile:

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"Ich werde sie sehen!" ruf' ich morgens aus, wenn ich mich ermuntere und mit aller Heiterkeit der schönen Sonne entgegenblicke; "ich werde sie sehen!" und da habe ich für den ganzen Tag keinen Wunsch weiter. Alles, alles verschlingt sich in dieser Aussicht. [Goethe]

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Krss
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I didn't go anywhere, because it was too cold.

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