Monday, October 31, 2016
"Trick or Treatin'" by Tomais Ashdene
We don't traditionally celebrate Halloween in Sweden. It's only existed here since sometime during the 1990's, mostly as a result of some clever marketing targeted at small children and teenagers. The only places I know of that celebrate it are daycare centers.
I am still on the fence whether the tradition will stay with us or not, but as there is money involved in the sales of costumes, makeup and - last but not least - pumpkins, it may follow and grow with the kids now being indoctrinated with it. So we shall see... However, I am hoping not, because there is so much about this holiday that - in Sweden - just screams alien invasion and commercial greed.
To those of you who love the tradition, who have grown up with it and to whom it is a part of your cultural heritage I wish you all a very
H A P P Y H A L L O W E E N !