Hi ❣ Its so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 💛
Its already #halloween again 🎃. I feel the last one was just a couple of weeks ago 😊. The time goes by, and it goes fast too 🚀.
I did not grow up with the #celebration of Halloween in #Norway. There was no “#natural” celebration of that at that time, “in the old days” 😅. I dontveven think we knew what Halloween was 😊. It is only the last 10, maybe 15 last years that this has become a #popular “celebration” in #Norway. So Im actually not use to celebrate Halloween, my children are probably a bit more use to it 🎃.
Im not sure if I can call it a “celebration” in Norway either, because its havent been a natural part of #traditions or the #culture. Well,- a celebration it is 😊. Because a kind of #party-time it is, and also an good “excuse” to #create a #party 🎃. Its nothing wrong with that,- but, like I mention, its not a part of the natural and “#original” #norwegian #culture and #traditions. Its more an #adopted culture for #fun and party from the USA 😊🎃 (and probably a bit for the #business as well 😊).
Halloween is actually coming from long #traditions from the culture from South of America. They celebrates their loved once, #friends and #family that has past away. For many it can seems like a bit #morbid tradition because the people in South of America put out #skeletons as #symbols for their dead family- members and friends. And then they in they our own way, celebrating life and dead togheter with them- the skeletons, their dead family and friends 😊.
They set out rice on their graves and drink wine, sing and plays all night long. Its not a sad celebration, its about good memories 💛.
During the years many people moved from South of America to North of America, and they did bring with them their traditions and culture,- and some of this was the celebration of Halloween. Or like its actually called “The celebrations of the dead once” 💛🎃.
After a while the traditions got adopted and created a bit into the culture in North of America. And little by little the traditions “moved” to Europe too 🎃.
Its nothing wrong with adopted other traditions and create them to your owns. Its natural,- we live so close to each other in this #online #world that it had probably been a bit more strange if we didn’t get a bit #influenced from other traditions and cultures 😊.
Im not sure why and where this “#trick or #treat” became a part of Halloween. I could easily found out if it,- but at the #moment its not to importen for me😊.
When I did #grow #up we in away had something a bit #similar, but just a bit.
In the time between #Christmas and #New year we did #dressed up as #santa of #different kinds and #types, and went from door to door in the #neighbourhood. Knocked on the doors and waited. When someone open the door we started to #sing a #Christmas-song, and after the #song was finish we did hope and wish for some Christmas-#candies in our #santa-#bag 🍭🍬🍫. Of course we nearly always did get some #candies or christmas-cookies too 😊.
I did like this #tradition when I was growing up,- but for some #reasons it has slowly did #disappeared. We did called this “#event” for “to walk Christmas- buck”. The #norwegian #word is “Å gå #julebukk”. My #children have never done this,- but okay,- they have Halloween insted 🎃. But I need to #admit that I did like this #tradition between Christmas and New Year,- it was #sweet and #innocent, and a part of the Norwegian traditions and culture 😊.
So,- now its Halloween again, and I think it is a couple of things its good to remember in this “#scary” Halloween day and night 🎃. The first one,- be #nice to this small, sweet children, even you dont like Halloween. For them this is a fun celebration and also a celebration thats starting to be a #part of their culture and traditions 🎃. And the second one,- please #respect the once that doesn’t celebrate Halloween and doesnt like it. Halloween has not been a natural celebration in their life,-so please,- don’t bother them with this “celebration” they don’t want to be a part of with knocking on their doors 😊.
This year I m not going to celebrate Halloween. For me its not a natural #part of #my #life, #traditions or #culture. But I have been “#celebrated” Halloween a couple of times. Sometimes with “dressing up” at work in Halloween- #costume, other times “#dressed up” and went to a #party with #friends in the evening. It has been fun,- both to dress up at #work as well as go to a Halloween- costume- party 🎃. But I dont feel any “missing” parts in my life to not celebrate it this year 😊.
I hope you get a #funny Halloween,- even you are celebrating or not 🎃. Its a tradition thats are probably going to stay for a while 🎃.
I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 💛. Thank you so much for dropping by today too,- and for reading my #blog 💛.
See you soon 😊.
#Me as the #sweetest #dark #witch you ever have #meet 😅. Just kidding 😅. But its me #ready for #celebration of the #Halloween last year 🎃. A #new “#tradition” Im not used to yet 🎃😊. But any way, #Happy #Halloween to you all,- and be #scary in a #nice way to each other 😘.