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    Now this is starting to gain a foot hold here. I see no point o it being here as it holds nothing to us here in Australia at all. I don't mind if we have Americans here and they practice it but for our kids to do it, is to me a total waste of time.
    I for one would never give a kids a thing if they happened to knock on my door.
    This should stay where it belongs and this is in America.
    The other practice that has gain strenght is Xmas in July I think it is called.
    And it is another other one I will have noting to do with. I know my brother does it and he has asked me to join but, there is no way I would join in a waste of time reason to party.
    Let us all know how you feel about this one or both.

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    Christmas is in December as far as I am concerned as well, I don't understand the whole "christmas in July" and yeah I feel the same about Halloween, it's an american tradition. The only time I have participated in Halloween, is when I lived at Puckapunyal and there were American exchange Servicemen and their families living there. I suppose it was done to make them feel at home. I dressed my daughter up in a costume and walked her around to get lollies. Fun, but it's not our tradition.

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    Hi Ridstars

    There was a lady on the radio this morning talking about how she'd organised it for her kids and others in the community, and they really liked the opportunity to dress up creepy and visit all the (willing) neighbours.

    She would get the area that she wanted to take her kids - letter boxed and the note would say
    - leave a light on if you want to participate
    - we will be knocking between 6pm and 7pm (ie set a limit)

    some people organise ribbons or pumpkins to indicate they're willing to join in.

    I always forget - and generally have nothing. Unless you're known to the locals - the only safe thing to offer are completely wrapped food eg mini mars bars or milky ways or similar. Fruit and home made cookies can be tampered with in ways that are hard to detect until it is too late.

    About Christmas in July. I like the idea from a food point of view - can't be bothered with the gift side of it, but I'd really like to try the winter feast in winter - especially when I'm playing three games of hockey a week.

    My family doesn't do mothers day or fathers day - but inlaws are slowly corrupting my siblings.

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    Whats next ? Thanksgiving ? Independence day ? Washingtons Bday ?

    I thought this was Australia.

    Thumbs down to Halloween for me, but my kids have already been brainwashed by thier school of all places.


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    someone on the radio pointed out the inconsistency about schools being allowed to teach about festivals and holidays from "other cultures" eg the USA, but not being allowed to teach about christian? religious? festivals like Christmas.

    Sigh.

    As a kid in Canada - Halloween was a lot of fun. I think I bagged about 4kg of lollies or two big shopping bags full and so did my siblings.

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    Halloween? No thanks.

    I celebrate "Aussie" holidays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean View Post
    Whats next ? Thanksgiving ? Independence day ? Washingtons Bday ?

    I thought this was Australia.

    Thumbs down to Halloween for me, but my kids have already been brainwashed by thier school of all places.
    Or brainwashed by the idea of getting lollies!

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    Personally i see no problem with kids having a good time, they get to dress up and get sweets and as a kid what more can you ask for?

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    My street here does it every year and quite alot participate, i dont necessarily see the American tradition side of it, just enjoy seeing the kids dressing up and having fun.

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    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.
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