View Poll Results: What do you celebrate on October 31st?

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  • Halloween

    11 27.50%
  • Samhain

    6 15.00%
  • Winternights

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  • Nothing

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    I don't celebrate any of them, though I do celebrate the Vernal Equinox, a much more cheerful occasion. I have always thought that the year should begin at the real beginning, the Vernal Equinox when the world begins anew.I do not cooperate with the juvenile protection racket called "trick or treat". This is not an old custom but was invented by the candy manufacturers shortly after World War II, for the purpose of selling candy. Before then, there were tricks, mostly perpetrated by mischievous teenaged boys, and there were treats, usually a doughnut and a glass of cider or, possibly, a candy apple, but there was no connection between them.

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    As some of you may have been made aware, as one who had to help organizing a "Halloween" party, I had to dress up to welcome the people. I of course went by my own style. Bought a plastic axe, a black long cape and used a kind of corpsepaint on my face (well, I couldnt get the white from anywhere, as all the places were allready preparing for "Christmas" : ) So I just got myself some eyeliner for the corpsepaint, and well went as BM Executioner. lol...
    -In kalte Schatten versunken... /Germaniens Volk erstarrt / Gefroren von Lügen / In denen die Welt verharrt-
    -Die alte Seele trauernd und verlassen / Verblassend in einer erklärbaren Welt / Schwebend in einem Dunst der Wehmut / Ein Schrei der nur unmerklich gellt-
    -Auch ich verspüre Demut / Vor dem alten Geiste der Ahnen / Wird es mir vergönnt sein / Gen Walhalla aufzufahren?-

    (Heimdalls Wacht, In kalte Schatten versunken, stanzas 4-6)

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    tardiness due to storm-damage in florida

    according to my night-sky wall-poster
    from sky & telescope magazine,
    the original astro-signifier of this holiday
    will be even easier to spot, this year,
    because the moon will be dark
    and a fat red mars
    will be at it's brightest prominence
    adjacent to the seven sisters
    near the zenith on halloween at mid-night.

    this on-line planetarium can illustrate the situation.

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    Halloween is not solemn, true, just festive good clean fun, an escape from the humdrum everyday life. Dress up as Mad Max the Road Warrior or one of his supporting actors:O , and run amok with ladies dressed in angel, hooker, cat, devil, belly dancer, vampire, Elvira, etc, sexy outfits

    Well, good clean adult fun anyway:animal-sm

    And of course the little ones, (and apparently HIM also ) like dressing up as well and eating themselves sick with sweets.:speechles

    Last festive time before the hard winter really sets in:
    http://northwestfront.org/

    ......naturally the best man could give them the best children. Because of that these chosen Freyr priests had several wives. - Varg Vikernes

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    Samhain. I like my bonfires. It is also considered to be a catholic feast but I'm not interested in that. Maybe I could combine thae two and burn a catholic. Only joking.

    Slainte

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    Winternights/Halloween/Samhain

    How do you celebrate Halloween?

    Halloween is celebrated on the end of October, when the summer with its light is ending, the harvest is brought in and the dark time starts. November with its storms is coming and it is a time to be more domestic.

    It is also said that during that time the border between the worlds of spirit and the world of humans is thin.

    It is a time to thank your ancestors and celebrate their heritage.

    As a heathen based on more norse/germanic style I also will give honors to the Gods.

    Traditionally one also celebrates the disir, the female celestial beings who are in charge of fate. it is good to sacrifice to them.
    weel nich will dieken dej mot wieken

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    I love it. Absolutely love the holiday, the history, this time of year, etc.

    It just feels ancient for some reason.

    I fill people in on the very caucasian origins of halloween every year...its a great icebreaker for the "you know, diversity isnt all its cracked up to be..." conversation. Halloween has helped me awaken racial consciousness in more than a few people the past three years.
    But the age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists, and calculators has succeeded; and the glory of Europe is extinguished forever.

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    Ah, the cold, crisp, Autumnal night air, good friends, the sound of laughter and the taste of pumpkin ale as you watch the fire flicker in and around recently chopped wood. The first moon of winter is one of my favourite times of the year

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    We dont celebrate it in Norway.
    Some kids like to go around asking people for candy, but it's only the American version. People here are generally not aware of the real meaning of this holiday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hersir View Post
    We dont celebrate it in Norway.
    Some kids like to go around asking people for candy, but it's only the American version. People here are generally not aware of the real meaning of this holiday.
    There are a few people who know the true origins of Halloween, but most people seem to think it originated in America

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