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Can someone please explain why Halloween is such a popular holiday?


I TOTALLY don't understand the fascination with Halloween. I never particularly liked the holiday even as a child, I don't like skeletons or thinking about death. (My husband found coffin candy boxes at the .99 cent store and wanted to buy those for our friend's children. I always made my daughter costumes like a bunny and Snow White and Wonder Woman. When she was 2, I turned a paper grocery bag upside down, cut cartons of milk, eggs, cereal in half and glued it on the top, so she looked like a walking bag of groceries. One year my husband and I were a BLT sandwich, but the death stuff ???

 

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    Billie Kelpin 21 months ago

    Yes, I think the horror films and scary rides help us feel we can go through terrible experiences and come out ok on the other side.

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    Billie Kelpin 21 months ago

    I love the family-themed costumes. I was at Downtown Disney last week and talked to a worker there who mentioned the best part of Halloween at Disney was seeing the families walk in as characters from a Disney movie! Thanks for your comment!

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    aliasis 21 months ago

    Halloween actually predates any Christian celebration, it was a pagan festival called Samhain. In the US, if you don't want to give candy, you just shut off your front light. But it's fun to see costumes and give candy to kids, I recommend trying it!


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    Billie Kelpin 21 months ago

    Sounds like your really have fun with it, Grace. I however, can't risk "crossing the line" to the dark side. I might not get back :) (tee hee).

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    Billie Kelpin 21 months ago

    MizBejabbers. I love the picture you're portraying of Mom's sewing costumes. That was my favorite part. I made a Snow White costume for my daughter (those sleeves are really labor intensive!) and Dyna Girl with a cape, etc. It WAS fun!

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    Billie Kelpin 21 months ago

    Michaela, Whoooo. Where are Ghostbusters when you need them? Thanks for the comment :)

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    KatyWhoWaited 20 months ago

    Vladimir, Great points.I love that u chose the "F" word 'n concept of how things get started. I have a penchant for using that word b/c I worked in a high school; it lost all obscene meaning for me. Using it at 70 helps me express depth of emotion