Have you ever attended a Halloween party?

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Avatar do usuário Flavia.lm 3960 1 9 90
Question: Have you ever attended a Halloween party?


As you all may know, Halloween is a very traditional event in North America, but not in Brazil. For this reason I always associate the Brazilian Halloween parties with English Schools! All the ones I attended were during the period I studied at Fisk. We used to wear like witches or monsters - Adams Family characters were very popular as well.

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You're right Flavia. In New York City, Halloween is a big business for those who wants to sell costumes. Many people wear costumes and go the Parade that happens on October 31st at 6 Avenue. Even the American channels cover up the Parade. However, Halloween it's not an official holiday, but a lot of people used to take the next day off because of the hang over I guess.... like me! LOL !!!

Any corrections are welcome.

Avatar do usuário RenanKenplers 70 2
They'll throw one at my school!

I'm so in :]

yes I have I used to live in USA and it was awesome to be there for halloween...I dress up as a nurse,Betty Boop, a cop......

Never ever!I'd love to but...I'm in Brazil.In Brazil we don't have this kind of commemoration.Anyway,there must be the private ones I don't know.If happens to someone invite me I'll certainly attend it.

Nha. :(

I`ve never attended a Halloween Party!

But, taking advantage of the topic... I have one question: In which countries it is celebrated? Have you ever been to a Halloween party outside the USA?

Unfortunately I have never attended a Halloween party. :cry:

Avatar do usuário w.slayman 110
Hi everyone,

In the States (USA) we celebrate Halloween in two ways, and both are excuses to dress up in costumes.

The first way is for children to dress up and go "Trick or Treating". The kids go from door to door and say "Trick or Treat" and get candy, or other edible treats from the people. Originaly the phrase "Trick or Treat" was a threat meaning I will give you a trick if you don't give me a treat. The tricks could sometimes be especially mean such as; throwing toilet paper on trees and houses, or throwing eggs on a house, or soaping windows, etc.

My favorite trick story was one that my Grandfather claimed to have taken part in when he was about 16 years old. A bunch of boys got together and went to a preachers house, dismantled his carriage, and reassembled it on top of the carraige house. When they were finished, one of the people there lit a lantern which illunminated his face (the preacher) and said "That was a lot of fun boys, now lets take it back down".

The second way is for older children or adults to have a costume party and take part in several traditional activities.
see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween

At any rate Halloween can be a lot of fun. :twisted: ;)
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Avatar do usuário felipeh6 2235 7 55
I've never attended a Halloween Party!

Even if we are studying English and it is important to know the culture of countries that have English as first language, I think it's difficult to follow it here as far as it isn't part of our usual culture.