Halloween not all bad

One of the advantages of living in the country is that we won’t be bothered by anyone tricking or treating.

If we were, unless I knew the children doing it, my inclination would be to discourage them.

It’s not so much that it’s a celebration imported from another country – many of ours are – it’s more that it’s from another time.

Then there were just a very few celebrations and the sweet treats which went with them- Christmas, Easter, birthdays and a very rare other special occasion. Neighbours knew neighbours and children put an effort into making their own outfits.

But it’s different now and I don’t see why parents forking out money on an outfit from the Warehouse is a good excuse for knocking on doors of people you don’t know asking for more sugar.

However, this year at least, Halloween isn’t all bad. Occupy Wellington protesters have had to move to make way for a Halloween party.

2 Responses to Halloween not all bad

  1. Andrei says:

    It’s not so much that it’s a celebration imported from another country – many of ours are – it’s more that it’s from another time.

    You think?

    Its pure Americana, a mish mash of things with much longer pedigrees transformed and commercialized to turn a buck.

    Capitalism at its finest

    It help keeps Chinese sweat shops going turning out plastic pumpkins and witches outfits, the container ships sailing, the ones that avoid reefs that is, the warehouse turnover, well turning over and the landfill operators operating, with the recyclers recycling so that the discarded plastic pumkins and their wrappings can be returned to China in the containers that bought them here to be transformed into Christmas tree angels for next December

  2. homepaddock says:

    Very droll and sadly true, Andrei.

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