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What are you doing on this magical night?

Lola_PopLola_Pop Posts: 11,166 Community Manager

The night from the 31st of October to the 1st of November is sooooo special: in the USA and other countries, most kids are transformed into scary creatures (some of them because they dress up as such, some of them because of the monstrous amount of candy they eat...or both!), most teachers find cool handcrafts to do in their classes year after year (thanks Internet!), most houses are full of cobwebs (more than ever!) and carved pumpkins...



Is it your case? Are you a classical Halloween freak? Or maybe you have got a special family tradition on Halloween? Tell us about it!

Moreover, there are other cultures which consider that night, the day after it or even the whole week to be magical in some way.

There is for instance the Mexican/Mesoamerican Día de Muertos! Do you celebrate this colorful festivity filled with love and respect for those who are physically not among us anymore?




We'd love to know more about what this night means to you!







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  • XarlyXarly Posts: 2,496 Community Manager
    Loving this initiative!

    I'll go ahead and start: 

    I don't have big plans honestly! This Halloween I'll spend it in Berlin and it's so freezing cold (-3 degrees already :anguished:) that I will just watch scary movies home and eat more chocolate than I probably should :tongue:.
  • KingChewyKingChewy Posts: 13,713 Sweet Legend
    Awesome idea @Lola_Pop 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

    We have a tradition of trick or treating with a college buddy who has two kids who go to the same elementary school as my kiddos. We get together, eat, dress up and then pull a red radio flyer wagon along with all the supplies for the night including “juice” for the parents 😉🤣 and extra Halloween 🎃 bags for all the kids loot. 

    Its a large neighborhood and the families are so generous the kid’s usually fill up a bag or two each. Usually by the end of the night I’m hauling the candy 🍭 loot, a kid or two and if necessary one of the parents who had to much juice, home 😂

    Happy Halloween 👻 King Family 🤗 🧡 🤗



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  • RumellKhan123RumellKhan123 Posts: 201 Level 3
    I have been reading a horror book .
  • Sukanta_BiswasSukanta_Biswas Posts: 23,464 Candy Moderator
    edited October 2019
    Hi @Lola_Pop
    I am so ashamed to say something because I have no experience about Halloween.😂
    Halloween celebration in India is on the rise, even though Halloween is not that popular as compared to other festivals in the country. Next year I hope I can share some experiences.😊
    Trick or treat, I think you’re sweet on Halloween and always. May it be dreadfully creepy and scary and a whole lot of fun. Happy Halloween to all.🎭



  • firebombmarkusfirebombmarkus Posts: 13,110 Sweet Legend
    I will probably drink wine, read a book and listen to my favorite music. Alone, of course 🤗
  • Lola_PopLola_Pop Posts: 11,166 Community Manager
    Hello @Sukanta_Biswas !

    There's nothing to be ashamed of, hehe! My experience about Halloween is all because of my son; he and his friends celebrate Halloween "the American way"- trick or treat, pumpkins, etc., In Spain Halloween is also on the rise, but not widely spread yet. 

    In Catalonia, we eat chestnuts and a pastry called "panellets". It's usually a night to be with your family, so most children prefer Halloween now! They say it's way more fun!

    Maybe you can tell us more about Diwali instead?  ;)
  • Sukanta_BiswasSukanta_Biswas Posts: 23,464 Candy Moderator
    Thank you @Lola_Pop
    Diwali is one of the most significant festivals in India. It is celebrated across the length and breadth of the nation with much fanfare and enthusiasm. Known as the "Festival of Lights", Diwali is a 5-day celebration, wherein friends and families get together, light 'Diyas' or earthen lamps in their houses, feast on sweet delicacies, exchange gifts, play games and burn crackers. The festival is celebrated on 'Amavasya' or no moon night and heralds the dawn of a New Year, according to the Hindu calendar. It is a harbinger of new beginnings as it is believed that Goddess Lakshmi pays a visit to the houses of devotees in the middle of the dark night, and blesses them with wealth and happiness. It is called the festival of lights because it symbolizes the victory of light over darkness, good over evil and hope over despair.
    Indians love to return to their homeland on Diwali. Through this festival, good relations with each other develop.

    Some pictures of Diwali ( from Internet)







  • Lola_PopLola_Pop Posts: 11,166 Community Manager
    Oh, @Sukanta_Biswas , I love it! <3<3<3

    I wish I could be in India one year to celebrate Diwali with you  =)
  • Sukanta_BiswasSukanta_Biswas Posts: 23,464 Candy Moderator
    edited October 2019
  • mysticalmystymysticalmysty Posts: 30,393 Crushing Legend
    Hi @Lola_Pop I always love Halloween, normally either I go watch the parade or participating on the parade, last year I was on the carrying skeletons group But tonight I have to work, so there’ll be no customers party an trick or treating 🙁 Happy safe Halloween everyone 🎃
  • Lola_PopLola_Pop Posts: 11,166 Community Manager
    Oh, @mysticalmysty, what a pity you cannot participate on the parade this year! That carrying skeletons group looked spooooky!
  • KuittyKuitty Posts: 32 Level 2
    Hello!

    I come from Germany and there is no Halloween tradition here. Well, the younger generations start celebrating it, too, but we have also another festivity called Sankt Martin, celebrated on the 11th of November. There are also lanterns and it is very nice. Children go for a walk with their lanterns on the street and sing songs. Here's a picture from the internet:


  • ElsaElsa Posts: 35,125 Sweet Legend
    I always celebrate today with my son, daughter-in-law and 3 grandchildren.  I am at their house now.  I am so disappointed because my granddaughter is dressed like Pennywise from the new IT movie.  I wanted to do my face like my granddaughter and spray my hair red.  I wanted to trick or treat as Pennywise’s mother but the store ran out of red hair color and without the red hair it won’t look good.  I was going to enter our contest here with a white face and red lines running down my face, red nose and red lips but without the red hair it won’t work.  It won’t stop me from going trick or treating with her and her friends.  So when she gets home from school I will go out with her.
  • Lola_PopLola_Pop Posts: 11,166 Community Manager
    OMG @Elsa, you're such a cool grandmother!!!  <3<3

    Shame on the store! How can they run out of red hair color on Halloween???

    Have fun with your granddaughter!!
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