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Post by mavisbramston » 13 Oct 2018, 21:28

No idea where I should put this but then I read things I thought would never happen but did.
Well I for one NEVER thought Halloween would catch on in Australia.
I hated the idea.
Too American. The concept of greed did not appeal to....give me some lollies because if you dont we will play a trick on you.
With diabetes on the increase a huge sugar party is hardly needed.

I cannot believe I have changed my mind. The grand kids with their two dads all dressed up, going out together giggling laughing walking around the streets together, meeting other families....really whats the harm.
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Post by Perrorist » 14 Oct 2018, 07:35

No-one comes knocking at our door except Jehovah's Witnesses and real estate agents (who drive up). It's too strenuous a climb. I'd ignore them if they did. I'm not a fan of Hallow'een.

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Post by Dreamweaver » 14 Oct 2018, 07:57

.History of Halloween - https://www.history.com/topics/hallowee ... -halloween

I made a practice of handing out apples to 'trick or treat' door knockers. Sad to see their disappointment, but . .

I think the main harm in Halloween is the maleficence of some householders who play tricks on the kids, putting dangerous things into the candy they give out. https://www.foodbeast.com/news/halloween-candy-bag/
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Post by mavisbramston » 14 Oct 2018, 08:44

I would like to see a more Australian bent to Halloween. Eg. The bunyip could be a symbol.
Still wont happen. The Easter Bilby which I thought was a great idea , never caught on.
Where I live now its a large multi cultural suburb and we get dozens of kids visiting. I used to hate it but now I am rather ambivalent and I must say it gives a sense of community.
My son was here in Melbourne on holiday and visiting us with his husband and their kids. They live in Europe and always do Halloween. I was worried about them doing it here. I thought they would get abused, after all two gay dads and their kids in suburban Australia...reaction was so supportive.
In short I think Halloween is rightly or wrongly here and its here to stay.
Lets join in the party and stop being grumpy old buggers.
I hear all the critics and I guess I agree in many ways but Halloween is not going away.
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Post by lynny » 14 Oct 2018, 09:10

I'm not a fan of Halloween either. I despair at the amount of plastic junk and over-sugared lollies there are in BigW for the event.

And we don't seem to get kids at the door any more and maybe their parents are a bit wary of who may open the door to them.

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Post by Slapsy » 14 Oct 2018, 17:45

I let the dog out first if they knock on my door. :flaming_mad :angry: :heeheehee
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Post by Betty » 14 Oct 2018, 18:14

I hate Halloween and refuse to answer the door on that night...........it may have been the Celts that took the idea to America but it is the Americans that have made a much bigger thing about it and much more expensive which unfortunately cottoned on in the U.K.

A few years ago there were kids throwing eggs at houses if the door wasn't opened to them and even going so far as damaging cars on driveways, fortunately I haven't heard of that in more recent years.
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