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Posted By: GUEST,John from Kemsing
31-Oct-11 - 01:08 PM
Thread Name: BS: Can't wait for trick or treat
Subject: RE: BS: Can't wait for trick or treat
I wonder whether the parents of these children practising blackmail (as Richard mentioned) and begging tell them what "Halloween" (All Hallows Eve)was originally about; honoring the saints and praying for the recently departed. What I see now with increasing, tatty commercialism, promoted over many years, is something totally alien to Britain. Guy Fawkes night and "Penny for the Guy", yes but the sooner this is abandoned the better it will be.