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For the guys across the pond - 11/1/2012 1:40:02 AM   
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Do you guys do Halloween? So far we have had about 40 or 50 treaters. My dog goes nuts each time the bell rings.

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RE: For the guys across the pond - 11/1/2012 1:49:20 AM   
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Not such a big deal here in Blighty, at least not out in the sticks of rural Shropshire where I am. I did work in London a few years ago in part of one of the big US based advertising groups, my first week coincided with Halloween, I thought I'd joined a madhouse when the 31st came around, a fun madhouse though.

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RE: For the guys across the pond - 11/1/2012 1:53:21 AM   
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Was just wondering.....big deal here for some.  Ive been up/down all evening.  Party going on down the street.  Nice costumes on some of the kids.   One was a box of candie.

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RE: For the guys across the pond - 11/1/2012 2:09:22 AM   
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This year is the quietest I've known in years. Trick and Treat came over from America to the UK like many things seem to these days about 20 years ago, it steadily got bigger and bigger however I've not had a single person knock all night. Which was good as I had no money to get sweets in.

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RE: For the guys across the pond - 11/1/2012 2:20:54 AM   
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Your right about that, the price of candy has gone up and the size has shrunk.

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RE: For the guys across the pond - 11/1/2012 8:15:23 AM   
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A friend of mine from Ireland tells me Halloween is still marked there but the festivities are different from the way it is observed in the US.

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RE: For the guys across the pond - 11/1/2012 8:36:30 AM   
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@niwcb..thats surprising..in the UK we've followed the US way of doing it for a fair few years, though like I said this year seemed awful quite. It was called mischief night pre trick or treat. I think it ties into a day pre police etc when you were allowed to get your own back on anyone who had done you a wrong over the year.

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RE: For the guys across the pond - 11/1/2012 12:29:38 PM   
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I don't know whether I had any trick or treaters this year. I was out celebrating Samhain at my local stone circle all night. Unfortunately I embarassed myself when I got the horns of my Herne the Hunter mask tangled up in a tree. I also let out a laugh when the young topless pagan priestess scorched her tootsies leaping over the bale fire.



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RE: For the guys across the pond - 11/1/2012 10:48:26 PM   
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In Sweden people begun celebrating Halloween about 15 years ago. This because of influence from USA. Treaters are still a rare thing here and I never had any treaters. I belive my parents have had it once or twice during these 15 years.

It might be worth mentioning that All Saints' Day is has strong traditions here.



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