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A little refresher course is always nice, especially for Halloween, which is rather disconnected from other parts of our lives.--Road to Parnassus
Fascinating read! I'll never look at doughnuts again without thinking of soul cakes / Halloween. BTW, is Halloween celebrated in Thailand?Cheers,Loi
Parnassus - sadly I think most people have no idea what Halloween is about. It's another brilliant marketing coup, and one I'd rather avoid, involving as it does copious quantities of what we might call "crap", (that's a technical term), being stuck onto walls, counters etc.
Loi - yes, sadly it is celebrated here, (but like so many of these Western ideas, is totally meaningless), and see above! We also have numerous other occasions for kindergarten decorations to be applied liberally to many surfaces before the year is out. Oh joy. Glad to read you weren't badly affected by Sandy.
I love the old traditions, Samhain in Edinburgh is always amazing. The processions are wonderful, "Summer" gets drunk and then he is stalked and led to his death - murdered by Winter.
Tabitha - I have never experienced it I have to confess, but it does sound much more palatable than the saccharin-coated drivel that Halloween has become.Did I mention that I'm not a fan of Halloween?I think I might enjoy it, rather like Christmas, if it wasn't so commercialised. No chance there, then.
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