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Post by Morais.Cécilia on Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:13 pm

Happy Halloween ! Trick or treat ! something that not hear...

It's almost Halloween so why not start a topic about that?
I know that normally is the day of the dead. Then the US have brightened it.
I don’t know for you but to me when I was small very few children would collect candy. I did that twice and people were so surprised… And they had not planned candy, suddenly I headed with ice cream or cans to replace them. It was quite funny. And now there are no children at all…
It's a pity not to have this event because it's really nice to do for children. I don’t know if this is because of the mentality have changing or because the street is not safe...
In your home it’s the same ?
Have you any idea why it was lost ??
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Post by Admin on Sun Oct 23, 2016 11:12 am

Halloween is a very American holiday.

It has grown over the last 30 years in England and children do "treak or treat" in their communities. I was surprised in France that they don't. My wife used to buy lots of sweets in and then nobody or nearly nobody came to the house. Those that did ended up with a lot of sweets but now we don't even bother as no children call.

The situation is more complicated in England because we have a big celebration on November 5th with communal bonfires and fireworks (like July 14th) which remembers an attack that tried to blow up the English houses of parliament long ago. Children make effigies of the perpertrator who is eventually burned on the bonfire. It's traditional for people to eat jacket potatoes and hot dogs around the bonfire and to drink mulled wine.
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Post by Zicheng SHA on Sun Oct 23, 2016 5:16 pm

Last year I was in Poitiers, when Halloween came I was very excited, because I've long heard of "Trick or treat" this traditional game of the children. But that night, my friends and I didn't see any children in fancy clothes on the street. On the way home that evening, a man painted with a white grimace on his face approached us quietly and then suddenly gave a great shout behind us, when he saw that we were scared, he laughed and ran away. He was the only person we saw that celebrate the Halloween on the street that night...

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Post by Elise HIROUX on Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:49 pm

I did Halloween when I was young with my friends. This party was very popular... I was strolling through the streets. We were a lot of children, sometimes accompanied by parents. At the end, my bag was filled.  Very Happy  My parents stayed at home to give candies to others. Today, Halloween disappear in my town. I don't see children into the streets anymore. It's too bad because it's was very funny to do. I don't think it's due to insecurity in streets. Halloween is a tradition in America. Some people try to bring it in France but it does not success over time.
This year, I have a Halloween party and I have to disguise myself. I don't have a disguise so I have to search an idea during my holidays... Cool

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Post by Candy Kouadio on Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:34 pm

When I was young I liked Halloween and I going to my neighborhood to have sweet. Now I like Halloween but not for the same reasons. Today, Halloween for me it's a big costume party with my friends. I like to go in a night club or bar to celebrate Halloween. I find that there are less children in the street than when I was young. I think  it's because of the street is less safe than before. It's pity because it's so funny for the children.
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Post by Morgane HEURTEUX LEFEVRE on Wed Oct 26, 2016 2:31 pm

Being born in the countryside, we never celebrated Halloween. I think, however, that it is a very American holiday. It is also very commercial. I think she is spreading more and more and more we hear about it. However, it's been two years that I live on Angoulême and nobody ever came knocking on my door for candy.

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Post by Admin on Wed Oct 26, 2016 2:41 pm

I'll be there. Twisted Evil
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Post by TATIANA PICQ on Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:50 am

In my hometown i have never been able to trick-or-treat because no one was doing it and it felt strange to knock at the door of other people for candies. I think it is because my parents live in the countryside. Generally speaking, French villagers do not seem to be opened to foreign traditions.
I hope one day people will change their mind!
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Post by Noémie Pieruccioni on Sat Oct 29, 2016 4:56 pm

I agree with all of you! It's also been a while since i didn't see  dressed up children in the streets for Halloween... I still don't understand why.. it's a great way to talk to your neighbors , to spend great time with your family and friends and also to get candies for free aha. I don't think too it's because of insecurity because in any case, parents don't allow their children to go very far away from their home. Children usually stay in the district... To my mind, it's because of a change in attitude. I have the feeling we are less and less opened to American culture but more opened to others which is weird !
However i think that Halloween is reliving thanks to teenagers and young adults. As you said Candy, Halloween is now linked to disguised parties with friends!

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Post by LORCA Maxime on Sat Oct 29, 2016 7:57 pm

I think in France Halloween is not really celebrated as in other countries. I feel it is a festival that France wanted to take to the US for his side horror. In my town, this festival is quite good, there is quite a group of children who come for candy. After I think it depends on the neighborhood, but also in terms of safety problems. It is possible that fewer parents want to leave their children alone in the street with all we hear on TV. However, during halloween for me nothing is better than to put me in front of the TV with my friends, and to look full of horror movies of the 80s.

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Post by Ekrem.K on Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:19 pm

I celebrated Halloween just one time when I was young with my friends just for candies haha and now I see less and less children's who do it. I think it's a big tradition in US but it don't catch in France, I don't know why and I know that in Turkey, they don't celebrate Halloween

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Post by Julie Stoerkler on Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:52 am

When I was young, I never celebrate Halloween. For my parents it’s an American celebration and in France there is just commercial. My House is a little bit distant of the town, so children came not for have candies, and we never had candies because we don’t celebrate it.

But know for me Halloween is, like Candy, “a big costume party with my friends”. And the “Horror night” in the best European amusement park which is not far away from my place, Europapark.

And I also think that less and less people do it… We will see it tonight ! But I don’t think that because of the security of children. There are always groups, and adults when children ride around.

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Post by Yvanilde Panont on Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:17 pm

I was pleasantly surprised this year because there was a lot of activities for Halloween, I saw a lot of children and adults in disguise compared to other years .. I hope to see this again next year !!!

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Post by Elise HIROUX on Thu Nov 17, 2016 5:04 pm

I agree with Yvanilde. This year, children come to my house to have candies and I saw a lot of children in streets. However, I think that malls did not play the game because they didn't sell a lot of things for Halloween. They were already selling chocolate for Christmas.

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