Halloween

@jstory07 (58391)
Roseburg, Oregon
October 12, 2017 3:37am CST
In the 1800, America started to celebrate Halloween. They wanted it to become a fun holiday. People started having parties for children and adults, They had food and dressed up in costumes. There was nothing scary about Halloween at that time. But in the 50's. Things changed. Trick or treat stated to happen. Halloween got scary. Parties were fun and people dressed up in scary costumes Today people spend billions of dollars on Halloween.. Especially on candy.
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@LadyDuck (121670)
• Switzerland
12 Oct
Halloween was not celebrated in Europe, then in the late 90's they tried to make it popular here, but it did not last.
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@jstory07 (58391)
• Roseburg, Oregon
12 Oct
That's sad because it is fun.
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@LadyDuck (121670)
• Switzerland
13 Oct
@jstory07 You are right. I will decorate our dining room, just to remember our trips to the United States.
@JudyEv (100716)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Oct
Halloween is getting more and more of a hold on in Australia too.
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@jstory07 (58391)
• Roseburg, Oregon
12 Oct
Do you like Halloween?
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@JudyEv (100716)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Oct
@jstory07 I'm not fussed about it as it wasn't around when I was growing up so it seems mostly a commercial gimmick to me.
@tzwrites (3809)
• Romania
12 Oct
Halloween was always so much fun for me as a child. I loved it.
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@jstory07 (58391)
• Roseburg, Oregon
12 Oct
I loved it to and enjoyed taking my kids trick or treating.
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@TRBRocks420 (62148)
• Banks, Oregon
12 Oct
Very interesting I always loved Halloween.
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@jstory07 (58391)
• Roseburg, Oregon
12 Oct
Me to. Are you going to dress up for Halloween.
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@TRBRocks420 (62148)
• Banks, Oregon
12 Oct
@jstory07 If I get in a happy enough mood I will.
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@jstory07 (58391)
• Roseburg, Oregon
12 Oct
@TRBRocks420 I hope you get in a happy mood.
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@RasmaSandra (13379)
• Riga, Latvia
12 Oct
They do not celebrate Halloween very much here in Latvia. Children do get dressed up at school and young adults go party in bars. It is a shame they do not pick up on the idea of trick or treat here because there are many safe places that children would enjoy going house to house. I love seeing movies where Halloween is celebrated in small towns in the US it always looks like such fun.
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@jstory07 (58391)
• Roseburg, Oregon
12 Oct
It is a lot of fun.
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@shubhu3 (13572)
• New Delhi, India
12 Oct
That's quite informative. Thank You for sharing.
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@jstory07 (58391)
• Roseburg, Oregon
12 Oct
You've welcome.
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@jobelbojel (5052)
• Philippines
12 Oct
There is absolutely a huge difference from then and now.
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@jstory07 (58391)
• Roseburg, Oregon
12 Oct
There sure is.
@ilocosboy (33267)
• Philippines
12 Oct
Its a big business now, well everything seems like in business including Christmas and thanksgiving
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@jstory07 (58391)
• Roseburg, Oregon
12 Oct
Everything now is making money.
@sueznewz2 (9384)
• Alicante, Spain
15 Oct
I don't like it and don't celebrate it... and I'm sure most of its meaning is lost these days...
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@jstory07 (58391)
• Roseburg, Oregon
15 Oct
All the meaning is loss the kid just think party and candy.
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@sueznewz2 (9384)
• Alicante, Spain
15 Oct
@jstory07 Yeahh I think you're right...
@Shavkat (46777)
• Philippines
12 Oct
I hope I can experience this kind of festivity. It wasn't that popular in my country.
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@jstory07 (58391)
• Roseburg, Oregon
12 Oct
It is popular here.
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@Shavkat (46777)
• Philippines
13 Oct
@jstory07 Who knows? I would be able to host a Halloween Party in the future.
@just4him (91769)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Oct
Thanks for that bit of information on Halloween. I didn't know that about it.
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@jstory07 (58391)
• Roseburg, Oregon
12 Oct
Thanks for reading.
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@JohnRoberts (41068)
• Los Angeles, California
12 Oct
Halloween like everything else is big business.
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@jstory07 (58391)
• Roseburg, Oregon
12 Oct
It sure is . Lots of money is made during October.
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@franxav (3728)
12 Oct
There must have been a meaning in Halloween when it was started. If it is understood, I think, children in our country, India, would love to celebrate it like they celebrate Christmas.
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@jstory07 (58391)
• Roseburg, Oregon
12 Oct
The meaning is make lots of money. selling candy.
@andriaperry (33038)
• Anniston, Alabama
13 Oct
My favorite day of the year.
@Srbageldog (5443)
• United States
13 Oct
I have heard that many kids don't go trick or treating anymore, instead they go "trunk or treating," which just doesn't sound like fun to me. I have noticed that less kids come to my parents' house on Halloween in recent years (I never get trick or treaters here at my apartment, so sometimes I go over there to celebrate.)
@peavey (15874)
• United States
12 Oct
It's all about the money now. I don't like Halloween at all, but not because it's about the money. I don't like celebrating witches and ghosts and there seems to be always something evil turn up around that time.