Sunday, 26 October 2014

Halloween I like it

27th October 2014


Halloween is not Polish tradition but it is becoming more and more popular at my place,The reason for this aversion towards Halloween probably derives from the traditional christian character of my country – in the past dressing up as ghosts and monsters was considered a dangerous pagan ritual. That belief has been passed on though the ages and has stuck deeply in the conscience of the Poles. Another factor is that we were always more focused on celebrating All Saints Day, which in our culture is a very melancholic and pensive holiday, so it doesn’t correspond well with the festive and joyful character of Halloween.



 My students love "Trick and Treat". As ESL teacher we talk about Halloween every year. We prepare Jack Lanterns and we love "Apple Bobbing" it is a fun. 

Currently at my country there are a lot of pumpkins in the shops and Hallloween decorations and they are lovely.


Halloween Man in the supermarket Tesco . I love it..

Fortunately, as the world becomes more and more of a „global village”, we start to notice that celebrating Halloween couldn’t be further from being a mockery of the dead. In fact, it constitutes mainly of great fun for both children and adults. Each year on October 31st all sorts of parties and events spring up like mushrooms around the country. Even some schools organize dances for their students. Although trick-or-treating still isn’t very common, we can see occasional groups of kids in costumes going around the houses in their neighborhoods.

Thanks for visiting



16 comments:

  1. I see Halloween Day as being evil and also a cultural imposition from America. However, young people see nothing of this and just see it as a bit of fun and so therefore, I don't mind it.

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    1. It is very popular with teenagers at my place..

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  2. Having grown up with Halloween, I find myself disappointed when I see it popular here in Spain. I like the different cultures and different traditions myself. (Of course, I won't say no to the candy!)

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    1. You are right but we are a global village now..,

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  3. The candy distribution has become a bit of a challenge here in the states, as some idiots have laced homemade versions with awful stuff. Now parents organize a trick-or-trunk event, where prepackaged candies are distributed to kids by trusted friends and neighbors from the trunks of their cars. Fun can get quickly spoiled by idiots. By the way, we do still recognize All Saints Day and Reformation in the Christian community.

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    1. What a pity. It was a great fun for children..

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  4. i hope halloween can remain a joyful celebration in your area for a long time.

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  5. Halloween is okay, but not my favorite Holiday. We always get lots of trick-or-treaters.

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    1. So it is very fun children are lovely

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  6. We don't do Halloween hardly at all. It's an American thing to us. The children in only a few primary schools are made aware of it. No Trick or Treating is certainly not done in my area.

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    1. But you have had your own traditions..

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  7. My kids loved Halloween and so do my grandsons, mostly because they spend much time deciding on and making and wearing their costumes. Well, their mommy does most of the making part but they have lots of input and it's all so exciting to them. They go, with their parents, to the houses of a few people in their neighborhood that they know. They could care less about the candy. It sits around for awhile and never gets eaten. Most adults think it's fun to see and visit with the kids.

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    1. I know children always love having fun. Trick and trunk is a great opertunity visit neighbours..

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