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Do You Celebrate halloween?

  1. starme77 profile image86
    starme77posted 8 years ago

    I don't but was just wonderin how many people do

    1. Aqua profile image79
      Aquaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I don't really "celebrate" it but of course I notice everyone's decorations and all the Halloween crap in the stores. Over the past few years I've noticed such a huge drop off in kids going door to door. Last year we had ZERO trick-or-treaters. How wild is that? I guess they all have parties at school now.

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      BadCoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Nope I open my door and tell those pesky kids to bugger off !

      1. thranax profile image34
        thranaxposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thats nice.

        ~thranax~

    3. carolegalassi profile image67
      carolegalassiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      My husband and I have not. We are Christians and the holiday is not Bibical, as a matter of fact there is some evilness about it.

    4. carolegalassi profile image67
      carolegalassiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      My husband and I have not. We are Christians and the holiday is not Bibical, as a matter of fact there is some evilness about it.

    5. Lady_E profile image83
      Lady_Eposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Nope. There's more to Halloween than meets the eye, but a lot of people seem not to be aware of it.

      It's a spiritual issue which I really don't want to get into but at least I've answered the question. smile

    6. bipolar girl profile image60
      bipolar girlposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah we normally decorate the house in halloween decorations and lights. Dressing ma wee girl up for the first time this year shes only 3 awww.

    7. mandybeau1 profile image59
      mandybeau1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Personally, No, but I think it is seen out here as kinda creepy little kids going out at Night, hitting on strangers.
      Just starting to get big, with all the severed Heads and stuff in the shops, My friend just showed be a Babydoll Vampire for Sale in the shop where she works. It was gross and wasn't cheap either. Interesting that in a recesssion people love to spend on Dress up occassions.

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    Louidam1posted 8 years ago

    My daughters dress up for Halloween each year and we go to our local mall and go trick or treating but that is about it.

  3. RedSonja94 profile image62
    RedSonja94posted 8 years ago

    My two youngest boys dress up and I take them to the mall and to a few family houses for pictures but that's really our only celebration.

  4. Valerie F profile image58
    Valerie Fposted 8 years ago

    My family usually gets quite involved in Halloween festivities. We dress the kids up, attend Halloween concerts, dress up ourselves, volunteer at the kids' school and the zoo, visit children in foster care, take our own kids door-to-door (weather permitting) trick-or-treating, attend and usually win some costume contests, and follow that up the next day with All Saints' Day Mass.

  5. starme77 profile image86
    starme77posted 8 years ago

    I was always scared to take my children to strangers houses with all the weirdos out there poison candy etc....

  6. Colebabie profile image59
    Colebabieposted 8 years ago

    I always have a costume. I go with my friends and their kids trick or treating and then go to a party. I'm invited to three this year... but I'm going to a football game instead smile

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    wordscribe41posted 8 years ago

    Celebrate Halloween?  I'm a Halloween celeratin' fool.  We're very into it, kids love it, we love it.  Especially pumpkin carving and toasting pumpkin seeds.  We have so much fun on carving nights.  I can't wait!  smile

  8. ScarletRyan1970 profile image48
    ScarletRyan1970posted 8 years ago

    Yes everyday when i go to work.

  9. Cheri Schultz profile image64
    Cheri Schultzposted 8 years ago

    Absolutely... It is a tradition at my house.  My two nephews come to my house and their costumes are always homemade by my brother in law who is very creative with the costumes.  We have a pizza party with halloween treats and we all dress up with costumes and go trick or treating

  10. Gemsong profile image81
    Gemsongposted 8 years ago

    I celebrate the pagan version of Halloween since I discovered my current path  and since my son is past the trick or treating stage. I'm lucky my husband supports me. And a friend of mine ususally has a annual party.

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    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    wif gusto! I'll be the streak this year.

  12. qbanmamiof2 profile image59
    qbanmamiof2posted 8 years ago

    This year will be the first Holloween that I participate since I was 10. It'll be fun to have my son dress up, but I think we might just go to the Mall "safer candy" than going around the neighborhood.

    I don't live in rough neighborhood but you just never really know you're neighbors.

  13. Ivorwen profile image79
    Ivorwenposted 8 years ago

    Nope.

  14. ediggity profile image60
    ediggityposted 8 years ago

    I celebrate Halloween.  It's fun to see all the children in their costumes. Well, fun until you get some 18 year old trying to collect candy.  That's where I draw the line.  Check out my Kids Halloween Costume Ideas Hub.

  15. ScottJStone profile image58
    ScottJStoneposted 8 years ago

    Well I've recently moved from the UK to Canada and my kids already have their costumes (3 and 6 year old).  In the UK it was usually a day for yob kids to run around and terrorize the elderly or throw eggs at peoples houses.  At least here in Canada it is much more family orientated and not just an excuse for kids to wreak havoc! Very much looking forward to seeing a true Halloween!

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      ralwusposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Just stay away from Detroit. ooo boy!

  16. RedSonja94 profile image62
    RedSonja94posted 8 years ago

    A true Halloween is supposed to be fun for everyone.  I try to make the whole day fun for my boys.

  17. lrohner profile image82
    lrohnerposted 8 years ago

    This will be the first Halloween that I will completely NOT celebrate -- and happily! For the past gazillion years, I used to get 500 to 800+ kids at my house on Halloween night trick-or-treating. Not only was I exhausted, but I was broke and the dogs always had a complete nervous breakdown!

    So....now that I've moved, I'm shutting off the lights, opening a bottle of wine, settling in with a good book and enjoying the quiet! smile

    1. ediggity profile image60
      ediggityposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Well, watch out for the toilet paper.  They know you're in there.  At least put a bowl out front that says "take one."  That way the kids think you left.

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    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    I'm coming to yer house and peck on yer window fer candy.

    1. lrohner profile image82
      lrohnerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Now don't you go peckin on my window, matey! I'll sick my dog on ya -- all 8 lbs of her! smile

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        ralwusposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I love weenie dogs. roasted over fire. LOL got any S'mores to with her?

  19. thranax profile image34
    thranaxposted 8 years ago

    Yes, I love Halloween!
    http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa304/thranax/AnimeGs/HalloweenRenderV3.png

    ~thranax~

  20. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 8 years ago

    I celebrate Samhain, but not secular Halloween.  They are the same day but rather different in intent.

    1. Gemsong profile image81
      Gemsongposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Same here. So many traditions some times it's hard for a solitary to know which to do.

    2. dutchman1951 profile image61
      dutchman1951posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Blessed Samhain Relache... and merry meet

  21. Luciendasky profile image70
    Luciendaskyposted 8 years ago

    I will this year. There is a huge party at my house.

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      BadCoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Where is my invite ??

  22. forlan profile image59
    forlanposted 8 years ago

    no and i will not

  23. karmen88 profile image52
    karmen88posted 8 years ago

    Not anymore I don't. I use to get excited to go trick or treating but that excitement faded away.

  24. emievil profile image79
    emievilposted 8 years ago

    Nope. Halloween here is our all soul's day. We go to the cemetery to remember our dead loved ones.

  25. torimari profile image68
    torimariposted 8 years ago

    Oh, yes I do! Heck, I am even going to Salem for Halloween. All I need is to be turned into a vampire, and my holiday will be perfect.

    Granted, I love it also for its fun, its theme of spookiness, and all the little costume clad kids. smile

  26. Beth100 profile image86
    Beth100posted 8 years ago

    I wouldn't consider it "celebrating", but definitely participate in the dressing up for the kids.  Don't agree with trick or treating though....  we host a party instead

    1. starme77 profile image86
      starme77posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I wrote a hub on what I used to do with my kids cause I wasn't in to the whole thing either - it turned out though to be awesome - take a look at my halloween hubb you may like it - not trying to draw up traffic just like to share this one

  27. starme77 profile image86
    starme77posted 8 years ago

    I want some candy too sad

  28. arrrgonaut profile image51
    arrrgonautposted 8 years ago

    Always, always, always.  Even if it just means putting on a tiara and passing out drunk in front of the TV with a half eaten bag of candy corn.

    I feel sorry for kids who don't get to at least go to a community event on Halloween.  A friend of mine was never allowed to celebrate as a kid, and he feels like he really missed out.

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    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    Halloween is just as much fun for adults as for kids. Just as long as we all are safe and no mean stuff. I just love it!

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    sneakorocksolidposted 8 years ago

    We pass out candy and have fun with the kids!

  31. Ladybird33 profile image49
    Ladybird33posted 8 years ago

    Yes, we do celebrate and take part in the fun event as well.

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      No, it is not our tradition to do so. smile

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        sneakorocksolidposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        No need for masks down there it's Halloween everyday!( I am so sorry I lost my mind there for a minute!)

        1. earnestshub profile image88
          earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          No you're quite right! We have our prime minister in the USA at the moment, and the opposition is playing up like school children when the teacher is away! When he is here he screws em with facts! smile

  32. Lisa HW profile image82
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    A little, but it isn't really celebrating (as in "whoop-ti-do" and "guess what I'm supposed to be"  smile  ).  I give out candy and put a few cute/nice things out to make the walkway and front door area kind of nice for the Trick-or-Treaters.  I do up special little treat bags.  My daughter is usually around, getting a costume ready for a party (she's grown, so her friends have parties).

    Then I'll put out a few treats for adults in the house and light, scented, cute-Pumpkin, candles "for atmosphere".  For some reason, having hot popcorn on the dining room table seems traditional; and I'll put little decorations and candy around the house - just enough in case anyone is there or comes in; but also, I don't want to ignore it just because my kids are grown.  I make it all about cute pumpkins and "non-ugly" decorations, though.  No skeletons and the like.  smile

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That sounds like a lot of fun for the little ones. smile

  33. Lisa HW profile image82
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    Ernest, it is fun - for me, a little too.  smile   When my sons were young I let them have their werewolf-type costumes; but other than that, I just decided to define the day to be what I want it to be - which is about little Trick or Treaters and a little atmosphere in the house.  (Harmless, nice, and nothing evil or religious about any of it.  smile  )

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds wonderful! Maybe we will add Halloween to our agenda too.
      The three little ones are definitely not happy that every day is not a birthday or celebration!
      "Granpa, is it my birthday yet?" .... three weeks after the last one! I guess three weeks is a long time when you're three or four! lol

      1. Aqua profile image79
        Aquaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        aw...that's so cute smile

        1. earnestshub profile image88
          earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          They are kids. All kids are cute. smile These are my grandchildren, so of course they are the worlds cutest! lol
          The twin four year old girls can be so funny, there mother has come in the room to see me doubled up in laughter! She is used to them being incredibly cute, I can't get over it!

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    cosetteposted 8 years ago

    yes.

    last year a whole bunch of us got together and carved pumpkins. there were orange ones of all shapes and sizes, and some white ones. we played halloween music (Monster Mash, etc.) and the table looked like a scene from Saw...pumpkin guts everywhere. yikes

    then all the kids put candles in them and lined them up on the porch, admiring them. it was great fun!

  35. wavegirl22 profile image43
    wavegirl22posted 8 years ago

    My daughters birthday is Halloween so it has never been a choice . .so my answer is OF COURSE... add to that I think I like candy better than most food@

  36. dohn121 profile image88
    dohn121posted 8 years ago

    I friend show me this video a while ago:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnY2SR4uOqk

    Enjoy!

  37. KevCC profile image41
    KevCCposted 8 years ago

    Celebrate no, participate yes by having a store of treats for the kids who come knocking. and now we actually get pumpkins in the UK (we didn't when I was a kid) I always carve one to put in the window.

  38. Princessa profile image83
    Princessaposted 8 years ago

    I celebrate anything me!

  39. Francis911 profile image57
    Francis911posted 8 years ago

    Yes.

  40. hinckles koma profile image62
    hinckles komaposted 8 years ago

    Yes, we take them on a farm to pick the pumpkins, that we decorate. My son will be the BEE he is 18mo and my Abby she wants to be the world this year. I told her she can be something else, where iam i going to buy  a world and where did she come up with this wonderful idea lol.   She is so funny at 6 years old.   Looking forward to October 31 to just enjoy and have fun.

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    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    I have now decided I will have a jack-o-lantern painted on my naked butt as I streak and Groucho Marx on the front side. LOL

    1. dohn121 profile image88
      dohn121posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hmmm...Weren't you that last year? lol

  42. SunSeven profile image65
    SunSevenposted 8 years ago

    no

  43. SunSeven profile image65
    SunSevenposted 8 years ago

    Aha!

  44. DennisBarker profile image60
    DennisBarkerposted 8 years ago

    My flatmates make a big deal out of zombie makeup and fake blood (usually with the addition of a video camera so that we get to watch the performance over and over again).

    I'm more of a meditation and healing man myself so I mark many festival days by sending healing either to individuals or to some specific global situation.

  45. Kathy T profile image59
    Kathy Tposted 8 years ago

    My Halloween is a blend of Pagan and modern traditions. Kids dress in costumes, after trick a treat, we have our Pagan celebration and ritual. it’s my favorite holiday to decorate for besides Christmas/Yule

  46. talfonso profile image85
    talfonsoposted 8 years ago

    Celebrate Halloween - sure thing! I'm dressing up as the boy from that popular YouTube video who freaks out over his mother canceling his account to World of Warcraft! Next year, I'm off to Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, where I'll gather my friends and dress up as a Brazilian tour group!

 
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