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Halloween in Poland?


krysia 23 | 3,057  
25 Oct 2006 /  #1
We all know that Valentines has become very popular in Poland. But is Haloween next?
In the US kids get dressed up and go "trick-or-treating" from door to door. There are also many contests for best costumes. Here's one of them:



glowa 1 | 291  
25 Oct 2006 /  #2
very nice dressed up kid :)

no, Haloween is not popular. at least wasn't a couple of years ago. but I don't think much has changed.
plg 17 | 263  
27 Oct 2006 /  #3
halloween has two 'l'
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
28 Oct 2006 /  #4
Don't you call it Zaduszki or is that all saints day on the following day?
OP krysia 23 | 3,057  
28 Oct 2006 /  #5
I wouldn't want to find that on my door step........



Shelley  
28 Oct 2006 /  #6
Don't you call it Zaduszki or is that all saints day on the following day

same here in the UK,

we dont go overboard like in the US, we do duck apple and pumpkins and thats about it...kids dont really go house to house begging for sweets..lol...Bonfire night it a big thing here so Halloween just gets overlooked really
ukpolska  
30 Oct 2006 /  #7
Personally, and this is no disrespect to Americans, I hope the Polish stick to all saints day, as its a wonderful day where everyone remembers their family members from the past who are no longer with them. I think that the all the commercialism that goes with Halloween, is a bit too much, and I would hate to see this overtake all saints day in Poland.
sarah  
30 Oct 2006 /  #8
Oct 30 2006, 10:44 - Attached on merging:
Halloween?

So does polish people enjoy halloween and do they dress up like the enlish or americans?x
tammy  
30 Oct 2006 /  #9
sarah

i wonder what our friends would dress up lol
sarah  
30 Oct 2006 /  #10
MMMMMMMMM my incredables or the hulk or even a smurf lol
tammy  
30 Oct 2006 /  #11
shrek lol
sarah  
30 Oct 2006 /  #12
PMSL like it lol x
tammy  
30 Oct 2006 /  #13
now i would love to see that.......pants and all lol
sarah  
30 Oct 2006 /  #14
Ha ha ha ha - i would not mind any of them knockin on my door to be honest x
tammy  
30 Oct 2006 /  #15
i wonder what the new one wears pmsl
sarah  
30 Oct 2006 /  #16
mmmmm - what the glass collecter yummy!
ola123  
30 Oct 2006 /  #17
Polish people dont dress up, this is sad day for Poles who go to cemetery to light candles on their ancestors graves, leave flowers and ask for peace for them. This is not day to celebrate like in USA, this is day to think about our ancestors and death.
Maxxx Payne 1 | 196  
30 Oct 2006 /  #18
Same way for the Finns. Although we are getting Americanized all the time in this also.
I hope Poland stays loyal to it's traditions.
I mean one can have a party almost every other day...:)
Francesca  
31 Oct 2006 /  #19
Bonfire night it a big thing here so Halloween just gets overlooked really

Can you tell me more about Bonfire night?

Thanks
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
31 Oct 2006 /  #20
Fire Festival....That's to ward off evil spirits like me :)

All have a good Pookey night!!!
Shelley  
31 Oct 2006 /  #21
Fire Festival....That's to ward off evil spirits like me

Nothing could ward you off honey!

Can you tell me more about Bonfire night

bonefire.org/guy

Celebration, lots of fireworks (they usually start going off beginning of Oct.) toffy apples, Parkin cake....wellies (it always rains) a jolly good night had by all apart from those stupid enough to play with fireworks and blow their fingers off and scare themselves for life!!

Okay for anyone Polish that reads the above link, I can honestly say tonight was the first time I ever heard that the Pope was in any way connected to Bonfire Night!
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
31 Oct 2006 /  #22
Nothing could ward you off honey!

:) Got that right sista. I'm relentless!

Yeah. He changed the Pagan Hallows eve to All saints day...or something. I'm too lazy to read :)
iwona 12 | 542  
31 Oct 2006 /  #23
Guy fawkes was Catholic...Does it mean that he wanted to get rid of church of England?
Shelley  
31 Oct 2006 /  #24
lol...thats funny, sounded like one of my mates work colleges then...only he does it with a lissp
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
31 Oct 2006 /  #25
In the US the night before Halloween is called: Goosey night-Devils night-mischief night whaere kids run around and toss eggies and shaving cream at everything. Do you have this in the UK? What is it called?
sledz 23 | 2,250  
31 Oct 2006 /  #26
Are there haunted houses in Poland that you can go to on Halloween?
There are alot of them in the States that you can pay to get into.
I might go tonight 20 bucks to get in...... kinda steep

Devils night

I remember that.. how about toilet papering all the trees or soaping screen doors..lol
Shelley  
31 Oct 2006 /  #27
Do you have this in the UK? What is it called?

No - we wait until bonfire night and kids stick fireworks up cats bottoms....
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387  
31 Oct 2006 /  #28
The house I live in is more than 130 years old and I sometimes think it is haunted. Haven't seen anything tonight though.
sledz 23 | 2,250  
31 Oct 2006 /  #29
The little Monsters are starting to ring my doorbell...
Better not be any bags of dog crap on fire..
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
31 Oct 2006 /  #30
we are getting no one this year. It's dead this year.

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