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Re: Spooktober

PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 4:00 pm
by Uly
well when you learn to build off bad experiences that's good, I guess.

Re: Spooktober

PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 5:37 pm
by atomtengeralattjaro
What's the point of halloween?

Re: Spooktober

PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 6:28 pm
by Anonymously Famous
Originally or now? Now it's mostly an excuse to dress up and party, and for your kids to go up to people and ask for candy.

It originally had something to do with celebrating the dead (ancestors, etc.), I believe.

Re: Spooktober

PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:33 pm
by Kellizaber
Anonymously_Famous wrote:
Uly wrote:what type of bad memories?

My youngest brother committed suicide in late October a little over a decade ago. His viewing (aka wake) was held on Halloween, so this time of year brings a lot of mixed emotions.


I feel you, I'm really sorry. :( My mom passed away 10/27 and her funeral was also held on Halloween. I'll be thinking of you!

Re: Spooktober

PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:50 pm
by Anonymously Famous
Same here!

Re: Spooktober

PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 10:53 am
by atomtengeralattjaro
Anonymously Famous wrote:Originally or now? Now it's mostly an excuse to dress up and party, and for your kids to go up to people and ask for candy.

It originally had something to do with celebrating the dead (ancestors, etc.), I believe.

It's strange how did it get there.

We kinda also have halloween here now, but it's basically just globalization. But it's still the day of the dead officially. Mostly people going to cemeteries cleaning up the graves of their dead. Putting more dead flowers on.

Edit: Oh, and by the way we have the dress-up-as-something fun times around february, "scaring the winter away".

Re: Spooktober

PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 2:59 pm
by Uly
At least you have a real winter.

Re: Spooktober

PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:37 pm
by Anonymously Famous
It apparently also has something to do with an ancient Celtic festival that celebrated the end of harvesting season. It apparently also involved dressing up and going door to door for snacks (This was when chocolate was still limited to the new world only, so the snacks were apples and nuts and such).

Re: Spooktober

PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:04 pm
by Uly
So what's everyone doing tomorrow?

Re: Spooktober

PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:38 am
by Anonymously Famous
We just had the costume contest at work. The judges are deliberating. I'm not going to win, but it was fun!

Re: Spooktober

PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 7:46 pm
by Uly
Why not?
Also, this is probably the slowest halloween night in recent memory. No trick-or-treaters at all.

Re: Spooktober

PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:08 pm
by Anonymously Famous
Because I went as something really obscure, implemented as a piece of paper taped to my shirt.

The wife and kids came into work near the end and left with a bunch of candy from the in-office trick or treating.