What is Halloween? What are you actually celebrating when you dress up and 'trick or treat'?
I live in Australia and don't know much about this celebration. Is it an American tradition?
We are celebrating the fact that however ugly we think our own family are, if you open your door there are actually some really nasty ghoulish uglier people out there......I think :-P
Halloween is a Celtic Tradition much older than American. It is a celebration of the change of the seasons and celebration of the dead. According to legend, on "All Hallows Eve" the world of the dead and the world of the living are not securely separated and ghosts / spirits come into the land of the living. Spirits both good and evil.
Believers go to the graveyard to invite recently deceased spirits home for the evening. Other believers dress up in scary costumes to keep the "evil spirits" away from them. The idea that new death is "bitter with the sweet." death being bitter and candy as sweet to help console is olden also. The hope of most is that ghosts / spirits satisfied will not do harm to the home. "Trick or Treat" is no joke to some people. Harmful events have happened on this day in the past including.the burning of coffins,
Halloween is also a night when those who believe they are witches or warlocks have more spiritual power to do their spells. In olden days, religious groups shun the holiday celebrations stating they were "Satanic." Now days, most religious groups have October Feasts to celebrate the changing of the seasons. Festivals are fun filled with costume parties,scary stories, food and festival..
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by Laura Brown 10 years ago
Is it OK for an adult to dress up and go out trick or treating?I don't mean adults taking their kids around or young adults enjoying their last Halloween. What do you think about adults who trick or treat, looking for candy on Halloween night?
by Ponx 12 years ago
Just curious to know . Me as nothing!
by Mark 11 years ago
If so what are you gonna dress up as this year!
by Destiny Rose 13 years ago
I don't but was just wonderin how many people do
by Vince Alvino 5 years ago
Do you dress up for Halloween with your children?If so, What do you dress up as?
by Suzanne Sankey 6 years ago
Are you planning to dress up for Halloween this year? If so, what as ?
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