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I'm planning to hang out with my sister and neighbor and maybe dress up. I'll probably watch a Halloween movie, but I'm not sure which one yet. Also the Halloween google doodle is back!! Idk that makes me very excited for some reason, I remember I loved the one from 2018. 

Happy Halloween! 

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I'm going trick or treating with my platonic partner and little brother (I'm 15 and still going), me and my little brother are going to be pirates together!

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Well, I celebrated halloween a little bit early this year (went out partying yesterday lol). So I think I'm just going to stay home and give out candy to trick or treaters (and eat a lot of candy jajaja)! Also, I've got a LOT of work to catch up on 💀

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Nothing. Where I live Halloween isn't really celebrated, unless you're from the suburbs as Halloween is typically seen as an American holiday but it's gained a resurgence in my country over the last 2 decades.   

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9 minutes ago, Lovebird said:

Nothing. Where I live Halloween isn't really celebrated, unless you're from the suburbs as Halloween is typically seen as an American holiday but it's gained a resurgence in my country over the last 2 decades.   

Me too

But maybe I'll play the halloween event in the game animal crossing

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Halloween is not an official holiday in the Netherlands, but people are starting to celebrate it more and more. I personally love the decorations and the dressing up; I will be celebrating it with thematic food and painting pumpkins on Wednesday with a couple of friends. As for tonight I will probably just stay in as I have to work late. I did buy candy just in case some kids decide to come by.

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friday night i went to a party with some new friends and tonight my best friend/roommate and i are hosting a little thing.  that's two chances to trot out my costume with which i'm thrilled but which no one gets.  (inspired by the 1981 horror movie 'my bloody valentine,' i'm a bloody valentine--i made a big heart-shaped thing, sewed lace around it and a ribbon to wear it around my neck, stamped the poem from the movie onto it, and i do era-accurate hair and makeup, and blood effects.)  and i've been watching lots of horror movies this month.  this morning was 'the cabinet of dr. caligari' (1920).

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I’m taking my little sisters trick or treating; I’m dressed as Wirt from over the garden wall and she’s dressed as Gregory, because they fit our personalities and dynamic. I will also be watching a movie, and handing out candies while working on an insane amount of homework.

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me, sitting w cat ears and fishnets in a cafe I frequent every Monday afternoon lol, "I suppose?"

Just now, boba said:

me, sitting w cat ears and fishnets in a cafe I frequent every Monday afternoon lol, "I suppose?"

but in all seriousness, I may not go to my invited kickback bc I have so many chores to do and I haven't had me-time in like two weeks.

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Just handed out candy, thought about how we didn't celebrate halloween in my town for the past 150 years and started to do it in the past 20 years or so. Also we are still very formal and bow down when giving out candy, especially when people are appreciating us.

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On 10/31/2022 at 9:28 AM, Lovebird said:

Nothing. Where I live Halloween isn't really celebrated, unless you're from the suburbs as Halloween is typically seen as an American holiday but it's gained a resurgence in my country over the last 2 decades.   

same, althought I never understood the hate for it in Australia. 

Its usually just patriotic boomers who fear the 'americanisation' of Australia but I guarantee you they still watch hollywood movies, go to maccas and probably engage with winter festive imagery during Christmas despite it being during the summer for us.

Speaking of Christmas, another reason against Halloween in Australia is that it is too comercialised, which fair enough I guess but so is literally every other mainstream holiday, especially Christmas, more so than Halloween and any true anti-consumerist would be applying the same kind of scrutiny towards that too, but you never see it when Christmas happens. 

One time I saw someone say 'whats next, we get their tipping culture too?' which is the weirdest form of the slippery slope argument I've seen in my life.

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8 hours ago, Harvest said:

Its usually just patriotic boomers who fear the 'americanisation' of Australia but I guarantee you they still watch hollywood movies, go to maccas and probably engage with winter festive imagery during Christmas despite it being during the summer for us.

I still find the idea of Halloween in spring weird. Because seasons ranked by scariness:

  1. autumn 🍂👻
  2. winter
  3. summer
  4. spring

Ok, Christmas without winter imagery is a bit weird, too.

But this holiday is less rooted in the year's cycle like Halloween and Beltane are, which are simply switched in the Southern Hemisphere.

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13 hours ago, Harvest said:

same, althought I never understood the hate for it in Australia. 

Its usually just patriotic boomers who fear the 'americanisation' of Australia but I guarantee you they still watch hollywood movies, go to maccas and probably engage with winter festive imagery during Christmas despite it being during the summer for us.

Speaking of Christmas, another reason against Halloween in Australia is that it is too comercialised, which fair enough I guess but so is literally every other mainstream holiday, especially Christmas, more so than Halloween and any true anti-consumerist would be applying the same kind of scrutiny towards that too, but you never see it when Christmas happens. 

One time I saw someone say 'whats next, we get their tipping culture too?' which is the weirdest form of the slippery slope argument I've seen in my life.

Yeah, I see a lot of anti-Americanisation posts on the r/Australia Reddit. Which is weird and hypocritical, considering one could say the same about Christmas or Easter. Also tipping in AU isn't exactly new, it's been a thing historically, just not as common as it is compared to America - which is funny considering these are the same people who say to support small business, which yes, does include tipping your servers.  

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2 minutes ago, Lovebird said:

Yeah, I see a lot of anti-Americanisation posts on the r/Australia Reddit. Which is weird and hypocritical, considering one could say the same about Christmas or Easter. Also tipping in AU isn't exactly new, it's been a thing historically, just not as common as it is compared to America - which is funny considering these are the same people who say to support small business, which yes, does include tipping your servers.  

Funny, I heard about similar anti-Americanisation sentiments in France. They are, to say the least, very proud of the French language, and bring up everything you mentioned, like tipping culture. I'm not French or anything, but I do know tipping was common there at some point, just not any time recent. Things are similar for the holidays you mentioned too.

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24 minutes ago, MulticulturalFarmer said:

Funny, I heard about similar anti-Americanisation sentiments in France. They are, to say the least, very proud of the French language, and bring up everything you mentioned, like tipping culture. I'm not French or anything, but I do know tipping was common there at some point, just not any time recent. Things are similar for the holidays you mentioned too.

I see complaining about non-existent Americanisation of cultures is thing among all Anglo countries. I tip my hat to you.   

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