Bumping for Halloween 2007
Cultural Observances for Halloween
Posted 11 October 2007 - 01:34 PM
I didn't lose my mind - I have it backed up on a disk ... somewhere
Posted 16 October 2007 - 04:30 AM
We never had any special cultural observances for Halloween. I am the product of a Cuban exile family, and if they did anything differently in Cuba, I don't know. My parents always got the secular version in the States, and that was passed on down to me. My mom recalls trick or treating all over Miami when it was a much smaller and safer place in the 1960's and coming back with sack after sack of candy that they never had to check for poison or razor blades.
My Halloweens were always celebrated in combination with my birthday, however, and though we did a lot of trick or treating in the small north Florida town I grew up in, there was usually a costume party involved for my birthday if Halloween happened on a weekend. We would go all out to make the house look spooky. My mom threw a huge Halloween/birthday bash for my 21st birthday at which she and I earned the nickname, "The Tequila Twins". Hey, saved me from getting in trouble going out on my 21st!
Our costumes were always a combination of store bought accessories and whatever was on hand. I love dressing up for Halloween, and always look for an excuse to do so. Unfortunately, it seems that here in the UK, it's just not as big a deal as it is in the States. I'm still carving out a jack o' lantern this year and handing out candy!
Posted 25 October 2007 - 09:12 AM
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