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Confused halloween

Thursday, October 31, 2013

When I was young, we did not celebrate haloween in Sweden it is something we have imported during the last ten-fifteen years - and now they have decided to differ it from our "Normal" celebration this weekend, which is "all saints day" - we visit the graves of our beloveds and put candles everywhere... so halloween was supposed to be last weekend but the confusion is total... and my daughter and friend wanted to celebrate it today, unfortunately they will go to a movie and will not have time - but they did the makeup and it is scary...:

Happy halloween everybody!
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  • _CYNDY55_
    emoticon for sharing your Pictures!!
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    1666 days ago
    Great Makeup. Have a happy Halloween
    1666 days ago
    Great Halloween faces! In the USA, we celebrate All Saints Day on the day after, on November 1st. But like another person stated, Halloween (Oct. 31st) is the major deal. As a kid that was great, now as an adult I appreciate All Saints Day more.
    1666 days ago
    The girls make-up is AWESOME!! Happy Halloween, however you celebrate!
    1666 days ago
  • KITT52
    wow great job on the make up

    have a healthy day
    1666 days ago
    Their makeup looks great.

    Here Hallowe'en is All Hallows Eve (the day before All Saints day). It was actually imported to North America as well (I think from Ireland??) a long time ago. It is supposed to be the day you celebrate the dead and the treats that people used to leave out were to feed the souls of those who have passed on, and the costumes were supposed to be so that the restless souls would be fooled into believing you were one of them. (I am going based off memory, when I was in high school I did a report on Hallowe'en and the customs behind it). Originally jack-o-lanterns were hollowed out turnips with a candle in them to act as a lantern.

    1666 days ago
    What wonderful scary make-up! I hope they wash their faces REALLY well. LOL

    They certainly would scare me!
    1666 days ago
    sorry double post, just delete...
    1666 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/31/2013 4:45:50 AM
    Scarey make up all right. This blog needs a 'trigger' warning! grin
    1666 days ago
  • _VALEO_
    Same in France, Halloween is a quite new imported event.
    I am having my father for All Saint's Day, and we cleaned 'our graves' yesterday, and we'll go back to the cemetry Friday to put flowers on them. That said, it is supposed to be a religious custom (though I have no idea what is really about), but over the years it has evolved into a family reunion holiday and visit to ancestor's graves.

    Do you also put chrysanthemums on graves in Sweden?
    1666 days ago
    In the US, Halloween is All Saints Day. The difference is that here most people don't celebrate the saints day. Halloween gets all the press. Good luck to you, Glenn
    1667 days ago
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