Which counties celebrate Halloween

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Which counties celebrate it (US and UK?) and what are you doing this evening?
 
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My 7 year old daughter will be a fairy princess and my 2+3/4 year old son picked out his own Eeyore costume. He is very cute in it. Nothing special, I know, but it will be special to them.

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Originally posted by Greg Bernhardt
I'm taking my girlfriend's younger siblings trick-or-treating :smile:
Sweet!! Dressed up as what?

What is an Eeyore custome?? It sounds like Igor from the Poe the Beer?

Where did Halloween come from anyway??
 
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I think I've reached my limit on trick or treating years. The stubble and the beer tend to give me away.
 
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Originally posted by Monique
What is an Eeyore custome?? It sounds like Igor from the Poe the Beer?
You mean Winnie the Pooh maybe? :smile: In the US he's called Eeyore. Somehow the name Igor makes him seem even more morose and miserable though.
 
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Originally posted by hypnagogue
You mean Winnie the Pooh maybe? :smile: In the US he's called Eeyore. Somehow the name Igor makes him seem even more morose and miserable though.
Ah! So it IS Igor the tijger :P

You know that the big bird from sesamstraat in The Netherlands is blue and not yellow :P
 
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Eeyore is the donkey from Winnie the Pooh.

Tigger is the tiger (note the two g's in Tigger.)

Halloween - All Hallows E'en, All Hallows Evening

http://www.serve.com/shea/germusa/hallow.htm

An excerpt:
"The festival of Halloween is based on a combination of the Christian commemoration of the departed faithful (All Saints' Day) with the pre-Christian Celtic feast associated with a celebration of the end of summer and the Celtic New Year. Celts who lived in what is now known as Ireland, Scotland and parts of Great Britain celebrated their new year that began November 1. Allhallows' Even was observed on the evening of October 31st. Around 800 A.D., the day became known among Christians as Allhallomas which eventually changed to All Hallow E'en, or Halloween. "

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I have been sat at home playing my guitar surfing the web and am about to read a book, not all of it though just some of it.
 
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Andy,

I hate surfing while I play guitar. My monitor couples 60Hz noise into my pickups... at least I have a good noise gate.

Maybe I should get one of those kick-ass LCD monitors. I think I'd rather have my pilot's license though.

- Warren
 
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i had meant to say that i had been playing guitar, am still learning how to play and spent a few hours trying to nail the sweet child o mine riff, perfection is eluding me at the moment but i feel it wont be long.
 
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You know that the big bird from sesamstraat in The Netherlands is blue and not yellow :P
That ain't right.

Anyways, this Halloween I get to do my philosophy (later Wittgenstein) take home midterm that I have put off for over a week. Yes, I know, I am a loser. I will probably go get drunk after I get some work done.
 
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my 7 year old daughter is going to be a princess, and my 3 year old son will be patrick from spongbob...and of course i am taking them trick or treating in order to get me lots of candy...
 
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I am going to a large party at a bar in Salt Lake City....dressed as billy idol!

Rock on
 
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As soon as I can get the wife in kids out the door, trick or treating I'll have some peace and quite. Don't seem to be many trick or treaters out. Should by swarming the place. We've had 1 little girl and 2 teens from the local CC looking for canned food.
 
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I'm just, suring the web, reading, eating a bit of candy, and I'll probably watch a movie later.
I've been telling the trick or treaters that come to our door not to take candy from strangers as I stuff it into their bags
 
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I'm coding c++ while eating vanilla fudge ice-cream. Yum

photon - you should give out physics homework to the kids that come by the door. :smile:
 
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Is it over?
 
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Yes, it's over.

In San Francisco, they take Halloween to a whole different level.

Let's just say I'm glad I'm near Lake Merced where it's relatively quiet...and relatively normal.
 
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Yes, it's over.

In San Francisco, they take Halloween to a whole different level.

Let's just say I'm glad I'm near Lake Merced where it's relatively quiet...and relatively normal.
You mean you didn't go down to Castro this year?

I wish I was down in Isla Vista this year.... It is always crazy.
 
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i think its a kinda of dumb holiday (wait not a holiday holiday is holly day). going to strangers houses and asking for candy ummm kinda being hipprocital we tell our kids dont talk to strangers. but thats just me i like the partys better. dressing up as demonds and evil stuff also kinda stupid. good for little kids though when supervised by parents last year we got a 7 or 8 year old trick or treater alone
 
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Originally posted by RageSk8
That ain't right.

Anyways, this Halloween I get to do my philosophy (later Wittgenstein) take home midterm that I have put off for over a week. Yes, I know, I am a loser. I will probably go get drunk after I get some work done.


"And Wittgenstein was a beery swine

Who was just as schloshed as Schlegel."

So, we find Rage's true ambition - to work his way into Monty Python's Drunken Philosopher Song!

Njorl
 

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