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    Default Re: Not believing in Halloween?

    We've already got a bunch of young children roaming the streets by themselves trick or treating. First time i've ever had someone knock on my door doing so.
    I've put a padlock on the gate to keep the rest at bay..already been called a f**king idiot by a girl who was about 5. .. The joys of living in the slums i spose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Witwicky View Post
    The whole 'American' debate is so stupid.

    a) Trick or treating and dressing up in costumes for Halloween originated in Ireland a LONG time ago, way before it became popular in America.
    Wrong time of the year. If you want to refer to the roots of the celebration, why not change to season to actually reflect them?

    b) Even if we are being influenced by Americans from a commercialised perspective, who cares? It's normal for countries to influence each other, particularly a country like America which we see so much of on television...it's fun. It could be worse
    Some people do care, and that doesn't make their opinion stupid.
    It just makes it different to yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BornToBe View Post
    Wrong time of the year. If you want to refer to the roots of the celebration, why not change to season to actually reflect them?
    I assume for the same reason we don't change the date of Easter, even though that really should fall in the springtime.

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    I'd just like to cast my vote for changing Christmas to July. Coming from England, I can't quite get my head around Christmas at summer time.

    But I'm also casting my vote for celebrating Thanksgiving, 4th of July, and anything else that gives us an excuse to celebrate with loved ones, eat yummy food, and dress up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BornToBe View Post
    Wrong time of the year. If you want to refer to the roots of the celebration, why not change to season to actually reflect them?



    Some people do care, and that doesn't make their opinion stupid.
    It just makes it different to yours.
    I don't have the power to change seasons and the date of Halloween in our hemisphere I'm pretty awesome, but I'm not that awesome.

    The people who do care (enough to rant and rave) are boring sticks in the mud. People just want to have fun - ignore it and move on

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    ^ Where do I cast my vote Girl X? There are a few I would love to change!

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    Some of us do change the date of Easter... and even Christmas!
    I would hate to talk about it publicly though... deary me, imagine being called a boring stick in the mud with stupid ideas - much better to go with the consumer flow and celebrate whatever the heck is for sale in Big W that week - now that's what I call a fun time. Being told what to celebrate, when, and how!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Girl X View Post
    I'd just like to cast my vote for changing Christmas to July. Coming from England, I can't quite get my head around Christmas at summer time.
    Though, I think it's probably gonna be just as stupid doing it in Winter... no white Christmas here (not in most Aust anyway), and here in Qld, it'd just be "cold enough to be mildly annoying," more than anything.

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    Well, we just trick or treated for the first time and it was so much fun! We only went to decorated houses and everybody had a ball, it was such a beautiful atmosphere. Not sure why I've avoided it for so long

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    Quote Originally Posted by lambjam View Post
    Well, we just trick or treated for the first time and it was so much fun! We only went to decorated houses and everybody had a ball, it was such a beautiful atmosphere. Not sure why I've avoided it for so long
    Lambjam?? Is that you? You're scaring me.

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