28 oktober 2011

Book Blogger Hop (8)

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This week's question:
What is your favorite Halloween costume? Even if you don't celebrate, what kinds of costumes do you like?

I do not celebrate Halloween. It's not that I mind the tradition of Halloween - in America - but I don't live in America and Halloween has never been a part of Swedish culture. We have another type of tradition around that same time that sort of derives from the same roots, All Hallows Eve. But instead of dressing up we go to the churchyard and light candles to remember our dead. I love this tradition, I think it's very beautiful.

The more americanized Halloween has excises in Sweden for about ten years, no more, and brought here by store owners wanting to make money. Thus I boycott it. I might imagine celebrating it if I ever was in the US at the time of Halloween, though. And I'm sure I would've loved it if I actually was American.

In my part of the country though, we have a tradition of children dressing up on January 13 and going around "dancing the Christmas out". I once dressed up as a Christmas tree and it was a huge success, so I guess I'll go with a tree.

4 kommentarer:

  1. Your tradition does sound beautiful. I can understand why you wouldn't want a commercialized substitute trying to change it. We have a lot of fun with Halloween, but even so, it's so focused on large volumes of candy that it's not the best thing for our kids.

  2. Your custom sounds so great, have a happy Friday!

  3. I like your name better - All Hallows Eve. It sounds spookier and witchy. Makes me think of dark, treacherous nights with things that go bump in the night lurking in the shadows. Whereas the American Halloween I find funny, light, and happy, because we're just all playing make-believe for a little while. The remembering the dead aspect of your culture is really very beautiful. I wish we had something similar, where it would be collective like that.

    - Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)

  4. Oh I love the Christmas Tree idea!

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