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    Guest wyles family

    hello, can anyone help? we are moving to adelaide on 25th october and was wondering what happens there for halloween? my daughter is obsessed with it and will be very upset if it doesnt get celebrated... she is 8... do people do trick and treat, and dress up and knock at peoples houses???

     

    thanks very much, shes already picked out her costume for this year so lets hope she gets to wear it with lots of others.. we will be living in beaumont when we first get there, then maybe around the brighton area.. thanks Rachel

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    Guest Squareman

    You could spend the day up at Port Adelaide. Every day is Halloween up there!

     

    Seriously tho, I'm sure there will be something going on somewhere and it will pop up on this forum.

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    My hubby has no real recollection of Halloween from when he was growing up in Adelaide. He found it very amusing (and then mildly annoying) once he moved over here. Said they never did any of that stuff and thought it was all rather odd.

     

    I think its catching on a bit over there but not on the same level as the UK or US. I'm sure you can find a few local things but not sure about trick or treating door to door or anything.

     

    I think its gotten way too commercialised over here in the UK and its morphed beyond anything I did as a kid. We tend to not do anything for it anyways (and living rural for many years no one trick or treated at our house, way to scary just getting up the half mile long driveway :cute: ). Since living in a town we've had a few people knock at our door but we tend to not bother answering. Yes, I am one of those but really our dog goes nuts, our son wakes and gets upset and dinner burns, so my answering the door is not going to see me with a happy face on :biglaugh:

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    Guest guest3462

    our kids will all get cossied up and go trick or treating on the street, then we have a halloween party/bbq at home all for the kids really! Last year we had loads of party games and heaps of fun!!!

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    it is really depressing!! not celebrated very much here but you can do all the fun things like ahve parties, etc in your house and invite the local kids or kids from school. Trick or treating isnt very common but if you get to know the families on your street then you can sound out the situation. Def not as big a celebration as in teh uk and adults very rarely dress up :(

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    it is really depressing!! not celebrated very much here but you can do all the fun things like ahve parties, etc in your house and invite the local kids or kids from school. Trick or treating isnt very common but if you get to know the families on your street then you can sound out the situation. Def not as big a celebration as in teh uk and adults very rarely dress up :(

     

    Thank god for that!

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    Its interesting. The thing is, as I see it, why should it be popular in Australia with Aussies when its not a tradition for them:cute: Its only outside influence, Brits (and N Americans) moving to Aus, companies are quick to exploit the potential. Also things like the movies play it up (US is insane on Halloween) and make it look like some amazing night when usually its far from that). Its an autumnal tradition for certain countries and its spring in Aus when it happens.

     

    I'm all for people who choose to move and live in other countries taking their traditions with them and celebrating them, but be prepared if the nationals don't have any interest or wish to join in with you or its not celebrated. I remember in the Netherlands and Germany, Christmas is celebrated in a very different way in both countries and it caught me out the first year but I loved the way both countries liked to celebrate. In fact, so much so I adopted big parts of German and Dutch traditions and to this day still celebrate using them over the usual British way. Its brilliant and makes our Christmas a bit different. And means on Christmas day I'm not stuck in the kitchen slaving over a turkey :v_SPIN:

     

    I know I said earlier in the thread, Halloween is one tradition I won't mind leaving behind. Perhaps being married to an Aussie makes it easier for us as he won't expect to carry it on once we are back in Aus. And I don't have any real interest in it here either so its fine. Bit like Guy Fawkes/Bonfire night. Defo one that isn't celebrated in Aus and again, I won't mind. Sure I like a good firework display but there are other nights of celebration when those will happen I am sure. And I look forward to taking part in those :biggrin:

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    Remind me when you get here Snifter, as there is a great bonfire night type celebration up in the hills at Mylor for the winter solstice - I used to love bonfire night in the UK and this is almost as good.

     

    I think the whole trick or treat thing is so American - wasn't even all that big in the UK when we left - and I think the US has a big enough influence already without that particular one happening too here! Had to stop my daughter watching Disney films when she was smaller as whenever she played make believe she put on an american accent to do so!!

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    Remind me when you get here Snifter, as there is a great bonfire night type celebration up in the hills at Mylor for the winter solstice - I used to love bonfire night in the UK and this is almost as good.

     

    I think the whole trick or treat thing is so American - wasn't even all that big in the UK when we left - and I think the US has a big enough influence already without that particular one happening too here! Had to stop my daughter watching Disney films when she was smaller as whenever she played make believe she put on an american accent to do so!!

     

    I'd like the bonfire for sure. Being Aussie winter it'd be great to experience.

     

    And yes, with you there. Trick or treating really wasn't a big thing when I was a kid. We had small get togethers, sort of like a kids party with apple bobbing and a few games, orange jelly and chocolate bowls and that was about it. If that, most years it wasn't even that. It is only in more recent years the whole trick or treat thing became big news and fancy dress, themed parties and so on became popular. Like you I think the US influence has played a big part in changing how we celebrate it in the UK. Its now become a multi million pound industry and I just don't want to buy into it all for us as parents.

     

    I was :err: one year when some kids knocked on the door (our first year of living in a town in eons so decided to at least have some sweets to hand in case) and said "trick or treat" so I got the bowl of chocs (mini Mars/Milky Ways etc iirc) and one of them said 'Is that all?". They were miffed there was only enough for 2 each in the bowl. I think they expected me to fill up their buckets. And hey, I'd even picked out the chewy and crappy ones beforehand.

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    Guest martin495

    Hi check out my post,

    If you can get here we are having a party and you are very welcome, other kids will be here.

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