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Me and my friend dressed up as zombies one year and went trick or treating in a big SL club. They banned us and accused us of begging! 👻

Another year, I went to a party inside a giant neon fly 😎

Do you do anything on Halloween on SL? Thread for all events, ideas and spooky stuff.

 

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I don't "do" Halloween.  I see it as an American holiday and not something I grew up with or is part of my culture, so I tend to ignore it RL and SL.

no it doesn't, the list was a complication of countries who do in fact celebrate.  But apparently everyone got their panties in a wad over it...omg ffs. people dress up all the time in SL and the

The main thing about Halloween is that chocolates go on sale and you can buy a huge bag to give out to the trick or treaters. I just get the bag for myself. 🍫

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1 hour ago, Rat Luv said:

Me and my friend dressed up as zombies one year and went trick or treating in a big SL club. They banned us and accused us of begging! 👻

Another year, I went to a party inside a giant neon fly 😎

Do you do anything on Halloween on SL? Thread for all events, ideas and spooky stuff.

 

I decorate my place and go to parties.

There is usually a Rocky Horror party or two.

😁

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2 hours ago, Rat Luv said:

Me and my friend dressed up as zombies one year and went trick or treating in a big SL club. They banned us and accused us of begging! 👻

Another year, I went to a party inside a giant neon fly 😎

Do you do anything on Halloween on SL? Thread for all events, ideas and spooky stuff.

 

It's always Halloween in my region..  SL never puts me in search results though. 

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11 hours ago, Jordan Whitt said:

I don't "do" Halloween.  I see it as an American holiday and not something I grew up with or is part of my culture, so I tend to ignore it RL and SL.

 

For your reading pleasure...

 

https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/countries-that-celebrate-halloween

China 1,439,323,776
United States 331,002,651
Russia 145,934,462
Japan 126,476,461
Philippines 109,581,078
Germany 83,783,942
United Kingdom 67,886,011
Italy 60,461,826
Poland 37,846,611
Canada 37,742,154
Australia 25,499,884
Romania 19,237,691
Czech Republic 10,708,981
Greece 10,423,054
Sweden 10,099,265
Switzerland 8,654,622
Hong Kong 7,496,981
Singapore 5,850,342
Ireland 4,937,786
New Zealand 4,822,233
Bosnia And Herzegovina 3,280,819

 

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Also include Norway.
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12 hours ago, Pixie Kobichenko said:

Used to do a lot of my own pictures in SL & would drag friends into posing with me for scenes I created- Halloweenies was always a favorite!  

 

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Luv this 😹

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13 hours ago, Tarina Sewell said:

For your reading pleasure...

I see Germany listed here, but can tell you from personal experiance that Halloween was not traditionally celebrated here. I was first introduced to the concept by american TV shows as a child, but nobody would celebrate it or decorate their houses and no children would go around the neighborhood to ask for candy.

But you can make money with Halloween! So as time went on, the media and companies started to market Halloween more and more frequently, until it at least somewhat established itself as an artificial event,  enough that people don't question pumkin decorations in stores.

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13 hours ago, Tarina Sewell said:

 

For your reading pleasure...

 

 

1.  I looked up both the UK and NZ and saw celebrating halloween mentioned in neither.

2.  As someone who spent their childhood in the UK , I did not celebrate Halloween, it was not a part of English history and English culture.

3.  As someone who has spent their adulthood in NZ, it is not a part of the history or culture here, and although it is becoming more of a "holiday" here and does get commercialised in the stores and some children do trick or treat, it has never been a part of my life, I do not celebrate it.

I stick by my original statement...it was not a part of my childhood and is not a part of my culture.  

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13 hours ago, Tarina Sewell said:

 

For your reading pleasure...

 

https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/countries-that-celebrate-halloween

China 1,439,323,776
United States 331,002,651
Russia 145,934,462
Japan 126,476,461
Philippines 109,581,078
Germany 83,783,942
United Kingdom 67,886,011
Italy 60,461,826
Poland 37,846,611
Canada 37,742,154
Australia 25,499,884
Romania 19,237,691
Czech Republic 10,708,981
Greece 10,423,054
Sweden 10,099,265
Switzerland 8,654,622
Hong Kong 7,496,981
Singapore 5,850,342
Ireland 4,937,786
New Zealand 4,822,233
Bosnia And Herzegovina 3,280,819

 

not so sure that the total population gives reliable figures about the amount that really celebrates Halloween, and even if it's the same as what the USA made of it.

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Halloween, AKA 'begging with menaces' or yet another attempt to shift straight to landfill plastic rubbish made under dubious (to say the least) production practices.

UK? No, not sure its really taken off. When I was a choir kitten we used to do a shindig for All Saints, although didn't get the extra few bo we made for weddings. Ofc, now we just fire up the wickerman although thats sort of only roughly the same day. If raining, we watch the telly. As for Canada, can only speak of my time in Quebec where it was seen as odd. And in Sweden, practically non existant, as there is another eve associated with brooms etc.

So if celebrate = places where corps (haha) are trying to flog stuff then sure.

That said I have my Magenta costume on standby for any outbreaks of fun. Used to rock Frank but even in pixel form my back won't take the heels these days.

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23 hours ago, Tarina Sewell said:

For your reading pleasure...

 

https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/countries-that-celebrate-halloween

China 1,439,323,776
United States 331,002,651
Russia 145,934,462
Japan 126,476,461
Philippines 109,581,078
Germany 83,783,942
United Kingdom 67,886,011
Italy 60,461,826
Poland 37,846,611
Canada 37,742,154
Australia 25,499,884
Romania 19,237,691
Czech Republic 10,708,981
Greece 10,423,054
Sweden 10,099,265
Switzerland 8,654,622
Hong Kong 7,496,981
Singapore 5,850,342
Ireland 4,937,786
New Zealand 4,822,233
Bosnia And Herzegovina 3,280,819

 

 
I don't know about the other countries in that list but when it comes to my country (Greece) that link is totally inaccurate and i wander who made it.
We don't have such celebration ("Halloween") , it's part of a totally different culture, not even somehow related to the official religion which  is Christian Orthodox, plus... we definitely have no bonds to Celts or Gauls.
Who knows maybe some kids could be influenced by this "trend" due to U.S movies and such but never seen anyone celebrating it in my whole life, it would be a bit weird to be honest.
We do have a similar thing being dressed with costumes etc but it's not related to "Halloween", takes place in February-March and dates back to the Olympian Gods era (Dionysus and such stuff, later migrated to the Christian Religion).
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23 hours ago, Tarina Sewell said:

Sweden 10,099,265

   That would suggest that 97.789% of the Swedish population observe Halloween. Which would have to include a whole lot of infants and people so old they can't chew cotton candy.

   The typical Swedish Halloween pretty much means there's a discount on candy and that there's going to be some horror movies on the tellie, I wouldn't call that 'celebrating'. We do, on the other hand, have Allhelgonadagen (All Saints' Day) which coincides with Halloween (well, the day after - putting Halloween on Allhelgonaafton - 'All saints' eve'). Which frankly all Western Christian nations probably have in their calendar and observe to some extent or other. Here it's a day where you go to the graves of lost loved ones to tidy it and maybe leave a flower or candle. 

   As for observing Halloween in SL ... Nah. Not a fan of commercial holidays. As a fan of horror I'm quite glad there's a bit more focus on 'spooky' stuff coming out for events and such, but as a snob I tend to look at most of it as the themed trash it is - but occasionally there'll be something decent around.

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I'm from the UK and I love Halloween. For me it's always just been a bit of fun, an excuse to wear something unusual and a little outrageous. I don't take it seriously nor judge anyone who prefers to ignore it. In London there's usually a few fun parties going on, people dressing up, some Halloween shop decorations and themed things. Nothing particularly big like I see going on in the US.

But I'm a bit of a goth at heart and attracted to the macabre, so this time of year I'm drawn to an occasion that celebrates such things. And goodness knows we all need some levity and a break from the true horrors of the real world from time to time.

You can be sure that I'll be joining in the SL festivities this year too! 👻   🎃

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1 hour ago, Nick0678 said:
 
I don't know about the other countries in that list but when it comes to my country (Greece) that link is totally inaccurate and i wander who made it.
We don't have such celebration ("Halloween") , it's part of a totally different culture, not even somehow related to the official religion which  is Christian Orthodox, plus... we definitely have no bonds to Celts or Gauls.
Who knows maybe some kids could be influenced by this "trend" due to U.S movies and such but never seen anyone celebrating it in my whole life, it would be a bit weird to be honest.
We do have a similar thing being dressed with costumes etc but it's not related to "Halloween", takes place in February-March and dates back to the Olympian Gods era (Dionysus and such stuff, later migrated to the Christian Religion).

Apokries?

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12 hours ago, Alwin Alcott said:

not so sure that the total population gives reliable figures about the amount that really celebrates Halloween, and even if it's the same as what the USA made of it.

no it doesn't, the list was a complication of countries who do in fact celebrate. 

But apparently everyone got their panties in a wad over it...omg ffs. people dress up all the time in SL and they pretend to be things they are not, but they absolutely will not celebrate Halloween.(explain the logic here) All it is is a good time for a party for kids and adults alike. (I reckon those might be the straight edge who only go human in SL to..) I can not believe how many Halloween haters there is in the crowd. 

I adore it, I love all Hallows eve and I LOVE that we will have a full moon this year!!! I know it will be a special Samhain!!!

Haters gunna hate!

My heritage is English/Scottish/Irish/Swedish and I say party on!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On 9/14/2020 at 4:30 PM, Rat Luv said:

Me and my friend dressed up as zombies one year and went trick or treating in a big SL club. They banned us and accused us of begging! 👻

Another year, I went to a party inside a giant neon fly 😎

Do you do anything on Halloween on SL? Thread for all events, ideas and spooky stuff.

 

I would love to see this in SL. Different ways that it is celebrated in each country...

 

https://www.globaltiesus.org/news/9-news/833-12-halloween-traditions-from-around-the-world

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6 hours ago, Tarina Sewell said:

Apokries?

Apokries isn't Halloween, It happens in February, ten weeks before Greek Orthodox Easter. The Greek name Apokries (latin Carnevale *), means abstention from meat, because after that, the period of Easter Lent begins. (* Known as Carnival in the Catholic Countries)

This festival also  dates back to Dionysos , the ancient Greek god of wine, fun and fertility. (*Anthesteria celebration)

The only similar thing between Apokries and Halloween is that people wear costumes.

 

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6 hours ago, Tarina Sewell said:

 

But apparently everyone got their panties in a wad over it...omg ffs.

Haters gunna hate!

My heritage is English/Scottish/Irish/Swedish and I say party on!

 

perhaps you and your likers might go for less tighter panties, where the heck do i say i HATE it?
I just reply to your post about showing the whole populations in countries like that damn commercial hype

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