Can't say I've ever thought too much about it- I see the decorations etc being sold at the shopping centre but don't really see any kids getting dressed up or anything. Don't think I've ever had a trick or treater come visit either. I usually forget it's even Halloween.
However although I don't really give it much thought if it ever becomes more popular/ we move to an area where it's more popular or whatever I won't be partaking or let DD partake- similar reasons to what a few have said, I would rather stay away from anything that has to do with the occult in whatever way. Can always do something fun at home instead with other like minded kids if it becomes a big deal! But unless we pack up and move to the US or something I don't think it will be.
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20-10-2012 00:07 #91
20-10-2012 12:20 #92
Not believing in Halloween?
We've just moved into a new house and the neighbours have advised us that Halloween is huge on this street, and that toilet papering will occur if we don't join in...YES!! So excited
20-10-2012 12:48 #93
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21-10-2012 00:53 #94
I don't really like the idea of encouraging kids to walk up to random people's houses and accept candy....
I do say to the boys 'we don't do Halloween' and they ask "why" and I say because the only reason it has been introduced to Australia on a larger scale is to enable international companies to make money" which is the truth...
I never remember Woolies having Halloween pumpkins when I was growing up. As a matter or fact, I don't remember them having them 4 or 5 years ago!
21-10-2012 00:57 #95
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21-10-2012 08:41 #98
Re: Not believing in Halloween?
We do not celebrate Halloween or go trick or treating etc. I don't have anything against people who do and if children knock on our door I always find something to give them.
But my kids certainly aren't missing out. We don't need Halloween to dress up, we do That all the time at home for fun and they are not into lollies.
I don't think not celebrating something makes you a buzz kill etc. I think being rude to people who share different ideals and beliefs than you is however.
Live and let live I say
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21-10-2012 22:58 #99
Not believing in Halloween?
Had to laugh at the quote above mentioning the straddling of fall and winter... The gatherings of people as the days grow shorter...
Kinda ironic that we are at the exact opposite point of the year in australia! Perhaps we should celebrate Halloween on may 31st?
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21-10-2012 23:33 #100
You know, I'm 37 and I've only ever had TWO trick or treaters knock at my door MY WHOLE LIFE....so yes I stared at them blankly.
Having said that, it sounds like a lot of fun but not something I can be bothered with at the moment though,so close to christmas kinda want to save my money for christmas instead.
Lots of people don't believe in Halloween/Christmas/Birthdays/Easter *insert fun event here* and that's their business and really shouldn't be looked down on for CHOOSING not to participate in certain events, being as how it's a free country and all
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