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[Debate] Halloween in your country
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Spain VeryCatholicGuy 
Halloween is a festivity broadly celebrated nowadays, but it hasn't always been like that. It expanded from USA to the rest of the world at the later years of 20th century due to globalization (yes, I perfectly know about Halloween christian and european origins, but I am talking about modern Halloween, not the old traditions). Many european countries embraced it, and now every 31th of October you can see kids in your streets with spooky costumes asking for candies, houses decorated with pumpkins, etc. In Spain there has always been a debate about whether we should celebrate an american festivity or not. I don't particularly care about it, because my Halloweens have been throwing eggs to houses when I was a kid and then drinking with friends when I was older (as I do every weekend, so it doesn't change much except that in Halloween its pricier) So, tldr for the low reading comprehension mens))): A) do you like Halloween (and that it is celebrated in your country)? B) do you do anything special related to Halloween on 31st october?
2021-10-23 12:56
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i dont car
2021-10-23 12:58
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+1
2021-10-23 13:08
+1
2021-10-23 13:55
its not so popular here but I've said it many times that I like the idea of celebrating halloween
2021-10-23 12:58
Who cars
2021-10-23 13:01
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why bump the thread if you dont car?
2021-10-23 13:19
Only women celebrate it here - by removing their makeup
2021-10-23 13:03
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xaxaxa, thats the spookiest costume. How you doing mate? Who you think will win el clásico tomorrow?
2021-10-23 13:09
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I am doing good, g2g buy some food. I think that both teams are bad but for some reason I think they might score a lot of goals.
2021-10-23 13:11
kkkkkkkk
2021-10-23 16:06
A) I don't care about Halloween. Only small children celebrate and its still very rare in most areas. B) Nothing on Halloween. Here we have day we've always celebrated "alla helgons afton" which we honor the dead which is around when Halloween is. That day I go to the cemetery to pay my respects to those I've lost.
2021-10-23 13:03
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Yes, in christian countries it has been a tradition for centuries to celebrate "all saints day" on 1st november and honor your dead ones. Halloween and all saints day are obviously tied together, since catholic church kind of adopted the pagan halloween tradition to avoid heresy.
2021-10-23 13:08
Never cared much for Halloween, I guess the spooky movies are nice sometimes. Not a big thing here at all though, most ignore it.
2021-10-23 13:03
Not celebrated here, infact not many are even aware about it. I myself have no idea what it's actually about.
2021-10-23 13:06
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good, why bother with other's cultures.
2021-10-23 13:08
Do you have any festivity in which you remember your dead relatives? Something like #10. I assume you do, it s a common concept in most cultures.
2021-10-23 13:09
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Actually there is one! Personally me or my family haven't really been much keen with it but we do have Shab-e-Barat in Islam which revolves around remembering your dead as well as asking for forgiveness. Is halloween similar to this?
2021-10-23 13:17
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Thanks, will read more about shab e barat :). Halloween is different and originally had other "purposes". I was talking about all saints day, christian tradition on 1st december for remembering your dead and such.
2021-10-23 13:18
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Ah, I see
2021-10-23 13:27
1st November!
2021-10-23 13:56
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Uy, eso xd. Me he comido un mes por la cara jsjs. The next day after halloween.
2021-10-23 13:57
hallowho?
2021-10-23 13:07
Useless in Finland
2021-10-23 13:09
Virgin Halloween VS Chad Purim
2021-10-23 13:10
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Purim is a Jewish holiday which commemorates the saving of the Jewish people from Haman, an Achaemenid Persian Empire official who was planning to kill all the Jews in the empire, as recounted in the Book of Esther. Haman was the royal vizier to King Ahasuerus. Bro why do so many jewish traditions have to do with people wanting to kill you?
2021-10-23 13:12
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Because those stories are the coolest ones, look at how Haman and all of his sons were killed 😎
2021-10-23 13:32
Didn't celebrate it in Russia I wouldn't make anything special in 31th October
2021-10-23 13:11
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Do you have all saints day in orthodox church? "Do you have any festivity in which you remember your dead relatives? Something like . I assume you do, it s a common concept in most cultures."
2021-10-23 13:12
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Well,not really. We don't have any date(or it's celebrated in very few communities so no one knows the date),which is fully related to remembering dead relatives. But 9th May (Victory day) includes part,related to remembering dead relatives And please,more info about "all saints day",because rn I can't say anything about it
2021-10-23 13:23
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In the Western Christian practice, the liturgical celebration begins at Vespers on the evening of 31 October, All Hallows' Eve (All Saints' Eve), and ends at the close of 1 November. It is thus the day before All Souls' Day, which commemorates the faithful departed. In many traditions, All Saints' Day is part of the season of Allhallowtide, which includes the three days from 31 October to 2 November inclusive, and in some denominations, such as Anglicanism, extends to Remembrance Sunday.[11][12] In places where All Saints' Day is observed as a public holiday but All Souls' Day is not, cemetery and grave rituals such as offerings of flowers, candles and prayers or blessings for the graves of loved ones often take place on All Saints Day. The Christian celebration of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day stems from a belief that there is a powerful spiritual bond between those in heaven (the "Church triumphant"), and the living (the "Church militant"). In Catholic theology, the day commemorates all those who have attained the beatific vision in Heaven. In Methodist theology, All Saints Day revolves around "giving God solemn thanks for the lives and deaths of his saints", including those who are "famous or obscure".[19] As such, individuals throughout the Church Universal are honoured, such as Paul the Apostle, Augustine of Hippo and John Wesley, in addition to individuals who have personally led one to faith in Jesus, such as one's grandmother or friend.[19]
2021-10-23 13:25
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Guess you don't celebrate it in orthodox countries because it is closely related so saints and their images.
2021-10-23 13:26
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Not only because that Communism banned religion and all religious celebrities was replaced with non-religios ones Christmas -> New Year( In Russia New Year celebrated much more than Christmas) All saints day -> included into Victory Day And some more Some are alive(for example celebrity with painted eggs & rabbits,don't remember Eng name) & Pancake day(Which is not christian celebrity and stopped being religious before communism so USSR didn't banned it) We don't really celebrate religious celebrities,most of mass holidays aren't religious
2021-10-23 13:33
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Very interesting. Love this kind of talks in hltv, you can learn a lot :). Also interesting that those religious traditions were not even more consolidated by the people during communism as a way to rebel against the regime. Like practicing them in clandestineness.
2021-10-23 13:36
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Thanks mate.
2021-10-23 13:35
Luckily most of religious holidays are not widely perceived by people as real holidays. We have normal ones instead (New Year>>>Christmas etc). One of the few good things USSR did. Same with remembering dead relatives, we have "Parents day", which is based on orthodox Radonitsa, when people go to the cemetery, tidying up graves and so on, but without unnecessary religious subtext.
2021-10-23 13:47
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#48, looks a bit weird to me, usually the population fights against this kind of impositions.
2021-10-23 13:48
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For me it's more weird that more developed countries than Russia still celebrate religious holidays which should have died out along with religion like 200-300 years ago with the development of science. As to way to rebel against the regime, most of the people not even wanted it to be overthrown. Even now, if you ask elder people, more than half would want USSR back, I'm pretty sure. Soviet propaganda worked very well, I suppose.
2021-10-23 14:03
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Science and religion answer way different questions :).
2021-10-23 14:03
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Well, If religion would realize that as long as science answers a question it should stop answering it differently, because an answer backed up by facts is better, they would get along much better, like science and philosophy :)
2021-10-23 14:49
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Religion is philosophy. Different topic is that often religion is miss used by its followers.
2021-10-23 15:20
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Depends on definition I guess. For me philosophy is more like a mix of science and religion. Philosophy doesn't require god/gods, rituals, philosophical holidays etc.
2021-10-23 15:51
my country is halloween every day so no one celebrate it
2021-10-23 13:11
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0/8
2021-10-23 13:12
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m??
2021-10-23 13:12
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Russia is not scary.Its beautiful.
2021-10-23 13:22
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are u stupid? i guess u are gtfo dont talk with me
2021-10-23 13:37
hallowhen = haram in my country, "Whoever imitates a people, he belongs to that people"
2021-10-23 13:14
1) Not rly because romanians in general hate new things, we love being stuck in the past century. Personally i think its something refreshing 2) Idk
2021-10-23 13:14
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Romania is orthodox, so same question as I made in #21
2021-10-23 13:17
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Honestly I dont rly know as Im not religious but I dont think we have something like this, might be wrong tho
2021-10-23 13:18
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Cheers, have a nice day!
2021-10-23 13:19
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Thanks men, all the best to you as well
2021-10-23 13:19
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Sweden flippig
a) its been a thing here since i was a kid 20 years ago atleast b) mascarade party mostly
2021-10-23 13:15
1) i dont care bout it 2) noone cares in my country neither
2021-10-23 13:19
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Romania wadd
A) dont like it , dont hate it B) no, in Romania its celebrated mainly in schools and thats pretty much it
2021-10-23 13:23
Quite a good question to ask. In my country it is not something to celebrate here at all since Christianity is not the mass religion here. But, despite that, many teens celebrate it despite not being Christian which idc but because of this, many clubs and rich people in general celebrate here Halloween alot and clown others who don't by calling them . It is like one of the prime examples of modernization, and many instagram pages even clown people for it calling them poor and old fashioned.
2021-10-23 13:24
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Mind sharing what your country is? Agreed with your messages about modernization and such, happens similarly in Spain, halloween has only been adopted in last 20/30 years.
2021-10-23 13:27
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Denmark V1kss
a) Yes I actually really like halloween, since it's spooky month. b) Kind of, in the big cities they do it and on the shopping streets they tend to have candy stands, where they give out candy. There are also some drive thru movie theaters, where they show halloween movies and hunted houses as well. So it is a thing just not as big.
2021-10-23 13:31
You just get a costume and go party. It’s not that deep. Nobody considers it a holiday or anything of worth.
2021-10-23 13:34
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Australia B_Tannen
a) I like Halloween because it’s given me fond memories as a kid, and some scary movies are good. b) I used to do trick or treating, but mainly I enjoy in-game events now
2021-10-23 13:37
I have never seen anyone celebrating it here besides going with costume to a party and get drunk haha
2021-10-23 13:41
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Ukraine Masak0vske
People here actually believe it's a satanic holiday and you should never celebrate it Well I simply don't give a fuck about their opinion and don't give a fuck about the holiday itself so I do nothing. Poggers.
2021-10-23 13:43
its not widely established in Bulgaria-yes you can see kids from kindergarden being told by their teachers to have costumes probably just to have fun but its not a major thing here.
2021-10-23 13:44
#54
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Europe JohnMurphy
Don't care but I hope someday Halloween can became bigger than all saints day
2021-10-23 13:46
It is celebrated here. I don't really enjoy it all that much and I don't do anything special on the day either. When I was a kid it was fun I guess. I would guess I might enjoy it more once I own a home and can setup decorations, hand out the candy, etc.
2021-10-23 13:52
Who cars major is around.
2021-10-23 14:03
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sodaH | 
Estonia rafio
you can buy pumpkins in grocery shops, thats about all
2021-10-23 14:04
who cars, andalucia independent
2021-10-23 14:06
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Would be neat for the rest of us. Take murcia with you.
2021-10-23 14:07
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al andalus and cordoba califate will be back
2021-10-23 14:19
What will you do in halloween bro?
2021-10-23 14:07
Halloween is Haram !
2021-10-23 14:08
no sé
2021-10-23 14:09
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What will you do in halloween bro?
2021-10-23 14:09
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probably nothing tbh haha, maybe just go out and chill and then watch F1 )))) u claim to be very catholic, why do you like that pagan festivity?? i dont understand, mens
2021-10-23 14:12
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No soy creyente, es un personaje, pero respeto bastante las tradiciones y el legado católico en nuestro país. I don't really like Halloween, as I said i will just go out with friends as every weekend, but it will be more expensive than on normal.
2021-10-23 14:13
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hahaha i know, it was just a prank enjoy the weekend then!
2021-10-23 14:14
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Unlikely! Been ill for 15 days already, cant go part in night cuz it gets really badly at that time :(. But i hope you have a nice weekend.
2021-10-23 14:15
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Thanks! Enjoy riders in the major then, they'll make us happy
2021-10-23 14:17
A. I absolutely hate it. B. No since it's just a regular day in my country.
2021-10-23 14:23
It was a great show, wish they played more songs from Wall of Jericho tho
2021-10-23 14:25
stopped caring about it
2021-10-23 14:27
American fast food branches like McDonalds,KFC celebrate it,with parties,events and etc.But it is till not popular,generally ethnic russians and people studing in russian attend these stuff
2021-10-23 14:30
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