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    Quote Originally Posted by Beau View Post
    Once when I was a kid we did it, lol it was funny, there's just so many kids running/skateboarding around in white bed sheets dressed as ghosts that a street full of old people without lollies can handle!

    I'm not into it at all. I wont begrudge a bit of fun though.
    I am totally opposite to you on this.
    I will not help to get kids things for nothing more than an American Theme.
    It has no place here what so ever.
    If we can't even get many National Holidays to be on the same day in our own country, and we endorse this, I see no point to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rid**** View Post
    I am totally opposite to you on this.
    I will not help to get kids things for nothing more than an American Theme.
    It has no place here what so ever.
    If we can't even get many National Holidays to be on the same day in our own country, and we endorse this, I see no point to it.


    Take a pill, and just dont take part no ones forcing you.

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    Halloween is about as American as the Christmas festival. Ie they both go back to druid times in Great Britain.

    So you can call it "UnAustralian" if you like. But saying we shouldn't do it because the Americans do - isn't very logical. In my opinion.

    I think it's like all those other optional holidays - Mothers Day, Valentines Day, Father's Day, Invasion Day, Clean up Australia day, Melbourne Cup day...

    If you want to celebrate - go for it, if you don't that's fine too.

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    I was never allowed, and I dont generally let my kid either. We spend time teaching our kids you dont take lollies from strangers or go to their houses, then all of a sudden one night a year its ok.

    In saying that, she went a couple of times with my friend and her son. And she is off to her friends Halloween party tonight. The same friend has also organised for a group of them to go trick or treating on Monday and I will let her go.

    I usually have a bowl of lollies at the front door just coz I feel mean when you get tiny kids coming up knocking and you have nothing to give them.

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    Christmas in July...

    Never given it much though to be honest...We have never done it....

    Have heard some ex pats from European countries like Germany or Austria make the effort celebrating their traditional culture.




    Halloween...


    My kids were allowed to dress up and door knock with me supervising. Some kids would visit us early afternoon to get the best stuff. Was nothing traditional in it for my kids, just a giant sugar hit I guess...

    When I was a kid, it wasn't something we knew about. The Brady Bunch was prime time viewing back then, thought they looked kinda stupid dressed up as dead things...

    However, we did get excited about bonfire night/cracker night. Not sure if it has same meaning as the American Guy Fawkes.
    Be a pile of stuff growing for the big burn in a paddock. Everyone loved it.
    I had all sorts of explosive hardware in a shoebox tucked under my bed waiting for that night....Bungers, Penny Bungers, Tom Thumbs, Throw Downs, Volcanoes, Sparklers, Rockets, Catherine Wheels and others....Oh god the variety was huge......Loved the smell of gunpowder and cordite, guess it sent me crackers......
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    I must admit that since I have moved to Oz, I am gutted here is no Guy Fawkes.

    We still have it in NZ and we LOVE it. We would grab a few big bags of fireworks and let them off in our back yard and then go down to the beach for the big fireworks display.

    Back on halloween, my kid is going to her party tonight and I tried to make her go as a devil (coz they had some cool wings at toy world) and she wont. She is going as Ghostface from the Scream movies....wtf...boring. A mask and a big black sheet LOL. And a scythe which she had added red paint to for blood.

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    Yeah i'm not a Christian, so Christmas doesn't exist as a traditional birth of christ event, nor easter, nor All hallows day, aka halloween. But I still did the christmas thing, the easter egg hunts and once as a kid run around like a nut in a bed sheet

    Anyone ever eaten a doughnut? Rumour has it it was a type of soul cake given out on All hallows day to the beggars, at least that is from a catholic site I read a long time ago.
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    Hope she has fun Lala


    Never heard it called 'All hallows day' beau..



    My family was a tad confused ....Dad a Roman Catholic and Mum a Presbyterian. They had to go interstate to find a church that would marry them...Then I got christened Church of England (Anglican)...Suppose that was neutral ground back then....

    To me, Christmas Day is a meet, greet and stuff ourselves silly kinda event......With presents being the big bonus for the kids....


    Used to love running around the garden hiding the eggs.......

    Best place was bottom of the pool....Was surprised how brave the kids were....jumping into freezing water wearing pyjamas....

    Anyhooo...back on topic....
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    The last four years we've been living in an area that practices Halloween.

    I have a couple of issues with it....

    The kids are rarely, if at all, supervised by parents or guardians. So you have a group of kids ranging from 2 or 3 years to 10 or 12 years wandering the streets alone. Then we tell them to knock on complete strangers doors (what the hell happened to stranger danger?) and ask for lollies....

    Yep, here's a great idea. For one night lets send our kids out, encourage them to speak to strangers and accept lollies from them while they're out on their own.

    Then we wonder why they get hurt or in trouble....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chipps View Post

    Anyhooo...back on topic....
    I don't celebrate Chinese new year, or eat moon cakes because others do either.

    Some do though, because that's what they do.
    Beau
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