Tuesday, October 31, 2006

"Hello Inn"

"Treat or trick?"
These words may be a warning or a request if you hear them on October 31.Haloween is celebrated in parts of the Western world, most commonly in the United States, Canada, the UK, Ireland, and with increasing popularity in Australia and New Zealand, as well as the Philippines. Kids and teens are dressed up in costumes and are looking for candy.If you refuse to give them any treats, they will play a trick on you.Exemples: will roll toilet paper all over your yard, will put shavig cream on your windows, egg bombing etc.
Halloween originated as a Pagan festival among the Celts of Ireland and Great Britain with Irish, Scots, Welsh and other immigrants transporting versions of the tradition to North America in the 19th century. Most other Western countries have embraced Halloween as a part of American pop culture in the late 20th century.
The term Halloween, and its older spelling Hallowe'en, is shortened from All-hallow-even, as it is the evening before "All Hallows' Day" (also known as "All Saints' Day").Many European cultural traditions hold that Halloween is one of the liminal times of the year when spirits can make contact with the physical world and when magic is most potent.
Personally I dislike this event.I consider it the opposite of Christmas. I do not like all the dark costumes and evel spirits there. Did you know that Hallowen is the second largest celebration(after Christmas) when Americans spend the most money for shopping? Yep. Many would say it's only about the money but I believe in the last few years it become more like a cult...
Anyways,I would say "Good bye Inn" and not "Hello Inn" ;)


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