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31 Oct 2022, 5:44 pm

To all my fellow Aspies, and our fellow travelers... have a happy Halloween!


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31 Oct 2022, 7:22 pm

And a Happy Samhain too! :skull:



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31 Oct 2022, 8:38 pm

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And a Happy Samhain too! :skull:


Thank you!


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31 Oct 2022, 11:23 pm

I hope you had a good one.


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31 Oct 2022, 11:30 pm

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I hope you had a good one.


I certainly did! Pizza and mixed drinks.


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01 Nov 2022, 1:57 am

Our local Melbournites have adopted Haloween in increasing numbers

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01 Nov 2022, 5:14 am

cyberdad wrote:
Our local Melbournites have adopted Haloween in increasing numbers

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Cool! Everyone should celebrate and enjoy Halloween (also called All Saints Day, and Reformation Day).


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01 Nov 2022, 7:10 am

Kraichgauer wrote:
cyberdad wrote:
Our local Melbournites have adopted Haloween in increasing numbers

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Cool! Everyone should celebrate and enjoy Halloween (also called All Saints Day, and Reformation Day).


And Samhain! :D



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01 Nov 2022, 7:54 am

I was under the impression that Halloween is "All Souls Day," and that November 1st is "All Saints Day."



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01 Nov 2022, 10:37 am

We had very few Trick-or-Treaters last night. I don't know if the problem was that it was a weeknight, or that it was drizzling rain and chilly, or people are nervous about letting their kids out 'til the U.S. medical news for little kids gets better.

I was expecting a lot of Trick-or-Treaters so I'd encouraged my bride to buy a lot of candy. And it's stuff I like. :roll:


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01 Nov 2022, 5:26 pm

kraftiekortie wrote:
I was under the impression that Halloween is "All Souls Day," and that November 1st is "All Saints Day."


You're probably right.


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01 Nov 2022, 5:38 pm

Today is All Saints' Day.
Tomorrow is All Souls.



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01 Nov 2022, 5:47 pm

Yes. The day before "All Saint Day" is "All Hallow's Eve". Which morphed into "Halloween".

That's "hallow" in the sense making something 'holy' (in this case honoring the saints).

But ancient Irish Celtic Pagan day of "Samhain" was about the same time of year and figures in the ancestry of the day as well. The Irish had the custom of carving a scary face into a gourd. And their Americanized descended took it bigger and did the same with pumpkins.



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01 Nov 2022, 6:04 pm

In Mexico they also celebrate a holiday known as Day of the Dead which has some similarities to these holidays. They believed it was the one night of the year when the souls of the dead could return to the world of the living and the locals would set a place at the table for their deceased loved ones or have a picnic in the cemetery where they were buried. And people would paint skulls on their faces and eat candy and treats shaped like skulls.

To claim that it's the "Mexican Halloween" would probably be very offensive but I think there's no doubt that it's a holiday with some similarities to things like Halloween and Samhain. The ancient celts from what I heard also believed their deceased loved ones would return on this day and they would celebrate with food and games, some of the games involved divination to contact the dead.



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02 Nov 2022, 7:43 pm

This highschool kid got in trouble for his halloween costume
https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/paren ... 283884792f

Pretty scary

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02 Nov 2022, 8:18 pm

cyberdad wrote:
This highschool kid got in trouble for his halloween costume
https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/paren ... 283884792f

Pretty scary

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And just as he should get in trouble for it.


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