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Halloween in Sydney, Australia

by Marquette Turner Luxury Homes

in Features, Lifestyle, Variety

Christine Watson of Marquette Turner Luxury Homes writes:

Rarely in Sydney on Halloween do we see kids dressed up in their scary costumes ringing doorbells asking for treats.

Quite the opposite! Some kids dress up and a few adults will also dress up to go to a Halloween party, however, it is not a festivity generally celebrated in Australia. And what is Halloween? This depends on who you speak to and which version of information you read.

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Wikipedia gives us a few possible origins and we have gone with the belief that Halloween is derived from the Celtic Festival of Samhain, which celebrates the end of the “lighter half” of the year and the beginning of the “darker half”. This makes a lot of senses, given we live “down under” and have opposite seasons, so why would we celebrate Halloween on 31st October?

Last night we did have three really cute “scary” kids ring our doorbell. Not being at all prepared for anyone trick or treating us, we had no yummy treats to give, so the kids and their Mum received Marquette Turner gifts and fruit – heaps better than lollies. I bet they’ll be back next year!!!

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

frank November 4, 2009 at 3:13 pm

Cool its great to see the kids there enjoying themselfes with halloween and it does look like fun

ChristineWatson November 4, 2009 at 7:13 pm

Hi Frank
These 3 kids were so cute. They were quite shy initially and with a little encouragement from their Mum, they came out a little. Not sure how they scored on the treat department, given they didn't get sweets from me, only Marquette Turner goodies.
Thanks for commenting.

frank November 4, 2009 at 11:13 pm

Cool its great to see the kids there enjoying themselfes with halloween and it does look like fun

ChristineWatson November 5, 2009 at 3:13 am

Hi Frank
These 3 kids were so cute. They were quite shy initially and with a little encouragement from their Mum, they came out a little. Not sure how they scored on the treat department, given they didn't get sweets from me, only Marquette Turner goodies.
Thanks for commenting.

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