Friday, October 26, 2012

TRICKS in the night

We had a trick in the night: Snow!

Rainwear, yes; snow wear, no! I remember many drizzly Halloweens, as a kid. One year, I even fashioned a horse costume that was half sewn, half Hefty bags, to fit over my bike for a dry run through our neighborhood trick or treating loop.

This is the second year we've had snow in Stockholm in October and it has me thinking about how traditions and memories. What are your traditions? What traditions do you repeat with the kids? Do you celebrate Halloween in your area of the world? If so, how? Do you celebrate on the 31st or on another date? I'd love to hear from you.




5 comments:

  1. O snow -- lucky you! Halloween isn't really part of our culture here, and at this time of year we're still enjoying (enduring) 32 degree sun.

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    1. It's such a treat to hear from another area of the world. I am a heat lover and think your weather sounds wonderful; however, I'm curious about not having 4 seasons. Do you feel like the year has seasons, even though they aren't as obvious as our northern climates?

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  2. Here in our village in the US, children are asked to trick or treat between the hours of 4:00-7:00 the evening of Halloween. Older children often have organized supervised parties sometimes at churches. Some people don't like it when older children in the neighborhood trick or treat, but I love it. It is a way to visit with the older children. Have fun.

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    1. You must be a popular house! Thank you for this. I love to hear what's happening back in the US. Here, in Sweden, people actually seem to get Halloween and Thanksgiving confused, which is understandable as it isn't a Swedish tradition to celebrate. Depending on where the 31st lies, we can have random trick or treaters many days before and after this date.

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  3. Snow ! : )maybe a little bit early but..... I love snow! Hopefully we'll get some this year.
    We celebrate Halloween on the 31st with a bonfire and some outdoors cooking, dressing up and pumpkin carving : )

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Thank you!