[lit-ideas] Re: Fear Halloween

  • From: Judy Evans <judithevans1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2005 18:22:50 +0000

Friday, November 4, 2005, 4:45:28 PM, Ursula Stange wrote:

US> Ever read Ray Bradbury's short story about All Hallow's Eve?  Bizarre
US> little holiday too, what with the death-themed candy and the picnics in
US> the cemetary.

here's Tim Garton Ash on All Saints Day in Poland:


Celebrating Halloween's fairly new here -- since it lapsed at the
Reformation -- at least, the Trick or Treat
is (and it costs me more in treats -- for OK children with their parents
-- each year!).  But when I was a child in West Wales we did a baby
version of apple-bobbing that night, I suppose the Celtic Samhain
lingered there.

Halloween's badly timed for us, just days before Guy Fawkes.  I
thought we'd have fireworks all week and both weekends.. but they've
only just begun again

Judy Evans, Cardiff, UK

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