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Is Halloween celebrated in your country? :pumpkin: 

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2,808 deviants said Yes and it's awesome :iconlawooplz:
15%
645 deviants said No but I wish it was :iconbawsonplz:
8%
351 deviants said Yes and I hate it :iconbcfaceplz:
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342 deviants said We have other traditions/holidays celebrated around this time of year but you've probably never heard of them. :iconhipstercatplz:
6%
256 deviants said No and I'm glad it isn't :meow:

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farfoosh Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
no, but I wish it was : (
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Larkspur-KiwiPickle Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
American exchange student in Europe, where people kind of celebrate Halloween but not really.
I missed it SO SO SO SO MUUUUHUUUUCH ;3;
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NearoC Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012   Digital Artist
Yes + Never even remember it though, neither pro nor anti.
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darkzizanie Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Not really celebrated in France. We got All Saint's Day on the first of November which is a day of public holiday but Halloween's tradition never come around to be celebrated. That's too bad.
I remember doing the whole door-to-door thing when I was little but I reckon not a lot of people had something to give us.
Now it's more of a thing to celebrate between friends, like buying candies and watching horror movies all night long. There's nothing in the street that could show anyone is celebrating.

I just came back from Ireland, and I was over there on the 31st, and DAMN. They do celebrate it. I mean, really, every shop and house had at least some black and orange, a ghost hanging somewhere or a pumpkin on the counter. And stickers on every window. There was even some shop clerks who where disguised and/or covered in make-up. No need to had that a looooot of people where dressed-up in the street and there was a lot of partying going on that night. (even if, sadly, for a lot of girls it just mean going out under-dressed and sporting mini-mini-mini-skirts.)

I wish it could be the same around here. I love autumn and well, it's better with some Halloween spirit. But no, instead we already have freaking x-mas decorations all over the streets. It's not even winter, trees are still green, you can go out with no coat, but there are deers and santa's hat everywhere. That's kind of sick. Well.
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somniacscaper Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Guy Fawkes tonight. (5th)

Remember remember the fifth of November
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason why gunpowder, treason
Should ever be forgot...

V
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CircuitDruid Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
needs an option for "how about sorta, maybe not really, some pumpkins show up in supermarkets, meh"

Halloween is really not part of the culture in AUS but there is some vague silliness and a few parties about. We have a lot of different cultures clustered up in Melbourne though, and while there is not much hype over any particular celebration aside from a generic 'x-mass', there are usually all sorts of random traditional celebrations begin cropping up around this time of year, many of them being held by a family of one culture wishing to share their homelands traditions with their friends. If some of them want to dress up in silly costumes to do so, hey power to them.
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dragonbucaro Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Dia de muertos
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Niverdia Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
We have Martin's day, which traditionally opens the costume season, which ends by the beginning of Lent/Ash day, because we're cool and love dress-ups. :p
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dar-a Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student General Artist
no, we don't. however, there WAS a national holiday back in 19th 18th 17th centuries and so on, and it was called Sochelnick (accent at E). It was celebrated at Christmas eve and kids have been dressing up as animals and monsters, going to others' homes at night and singing special songs called kolyadi (accent at A). If they sung it, home owners gave them candy and cakes. If they refused to give candy, children scared their cattle, stomped ground or blocked the doors with snow in return.

However, this tradition was successfully forgotten because of the atheist politics of the Ussr :c
and yeah, I'm from Russia.
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Manearion Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes.

But there is also Allahelgonaafton which you don't celebrate so I kinda need to mark two of these... Although Halloween is perhaps 15 years old here in Sweden, so maybe I'll just mark the last one to seem more exotic~
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qpt32 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
i used to be in the states =D and it was awesome X3 but i moved to Hong Kong... and apparantly halloween is a western thing TT.TT (only a few areas celebrate actually)
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demonicrabbit199100 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
In the Netherlands we have 'Sint Maarten' on 11th November.
which is esentially still going by doors and getting candy, but you have to sing a song, and you don't wear an entire outfit, but just take a decorated (and preferably home made) lantern with you :)
just for kids though.
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DarkShiny Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I live in Italy and it's my favourite holiday. Yes, we celebrate it but it's not as cool as in the Usa.
Anyway, i celebrate Samhain the same night, too. And i think i'm the only one in my town. -
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ChatLunatique Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Same here. Back in the San Francisco bay area I was part of a coven that celebrated Samhain from the last full moon in October to around the 4th of November. Since we moved to the mountains though, my husband and I are the only ones who even know how to pronounce it.
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ParanormalFeelings Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No and I'm glad it isn't. It's just a celebration of USA and I believe other countries kinda copied most of their culture (like we do on Christmas), and I'm deadly patriotic so you can guess that I only appreciate my country's celebrations :3

Which actually aren't too much since we don't actually have a rutine or something for those celebrations. Meh... Boring but awesome country owo

Anyway, I forgot which year I drew something for Halloween (or even if I drew something) but I wouldn't bother to, kinda my excuse to draw something creepy with dark colours and pumpkins xD
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syd-haven Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually no it's a celebration that has been going on for longer than just the US. Before it was called Halloween it was All Saints Day or All Hallows Eve.
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ChatLunatique Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
And before that it was Samhaim, a pre-Christian end of year, get your harvest in , have a party and get ready for Winter Pagan celebration
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syd-haven Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh the good old Pagan Gods!
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ChatLunatique Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Yeah, the only thing the USA did was try to dumb it down into a kiddie celebration. Lately though, Adults have been taking back their rightful holidays :D
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TheBlackVampira Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012   Digital Artist
Kind of... Some do, some don't. We carve out pumpkins and stuff, and you CAN get a costume if you want to, but we don't dress up and go to Halloween parties or go Trick or Treating. We do that on Fastelavn in february. (:

I live in Denmark. n.n
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AnimeFlight Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, our country celebrates Halloween, but I don't partipate. I never have, and probably never will. HOWEVER I don't hate it. The only way I "get into the spirit" is by watching Halloween themed movies and listening to Halloween themed songs. The movies are probably my favorite part (and the only part I particularlly geet excited about). I do love seeing my friends dress up, but my firends are cosplayers, so it's not something all that unusual. I do love the Halloween Parties, but parties are fun regardless.

So even though I have no true opinions on Halloween (the holiday could just pass by and I wouldn't notice), I still voted that I "hated it" just to be different.
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Zyden Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
England don't celebrate Halloween enough, and it has to be strictly spooky costumes. No Simpsons characters or anything. We also celebrate Bonfire Night on Nov 5th, so most people put all their money into fireworks and don't do much for Halloween because of it.
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CorduroyPony Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Student General Artist
I hid in my yard with giant bat wings and scared children by screeching at them and acting wild.
So yeah, Halloween is awesome.
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rjeffersongc Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Student General Artist
So people prefers to wait november 2, being it "Da de Muertos" (deceased ones' day). I really like November 2, But I still like halloween too.
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rjeffersongc Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Student General Artist
The actual answer is yes, but its strength is too low because there are dumb people that oppose due to it being a foregn holiday (I'm from mexico) and I answer them, "and I suppose xmas had its origin in chiapas (mexico state)..."
most people around me think halloween is american in origin. WRONG! 'cause halloween's origin is celtic.
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monoga Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Halloween is more like a culture Vietnam only know about. They don't celebrate unless some small groups related mainly to mangas decide to do so. I'd love if schools and stuffs in Vietnam have Halloween, but nah, Vietnamese schools are too strict in celebrating topics. And it'll be hard to keep the students from trying dangerous stuffs and the adults will think it's too freaky.
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LmarieCHAN Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
people dont like Halloween? hate it even? why hate free candy?
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erisama Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, Halloween is celebrated in Mexico, but we also have the All Saint's Day and Da de Muertos. These are mystic days <3
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MirianRose Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Not really, here we celebrate Witches Day (31 October) and All Saints Day (1 November). During the these days kids get to go door to door and ask for candy, though depending on the place in the country it may not be very usual and kids don't dress up.
On All Saints Day (or somewhere around that time, if you want to avoid the crowds) it's customary to visit graveyards and clean up/ take care of the graves of your family members.
We do most of the dressing up on Carnaval/Mardi Gras though =)
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mixxi90 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
we actually dont celebrate it .. but the student life decided to XD

i was out from 22.30 till XD 16.30 the next day XD (damn im still feeling it XD.. if that aint celebrating it then i dont know anymore XD)
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Herebellama Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
England: It is, and I don't hate it, but I wish we went all out about it like the Americans and Candians.
Having friends from both countries I am extremely jelous of their halloween stories.
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Settembra Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pololish people don't celebrate Halloween.. we celebrate all saints day :)
It's old tradition :)
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Decryptist Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm actually stuck on this a little. :dummy:
Yes it is, I don't wish it wasn't, but I wish it were better.
This year, Halloween sucked. (maybe just where I live)
No decorations, no haunts, terrible costumes. :no:
The candy sucked, I couldn't even find a party, everybody was busy as though the holiday no longer existed.

I hate what Halloween has become, its gone cute. :onfire:
Its no longer scary like it should be.
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21gunbunnies Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
it's quite new in sweden, it's not as hyped as in the US. when i was a kid it was pretty much as easter, but instead of bunnies there are witches.
i still find it fun to have an excuse to dress up :D
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SkylaStarDreamer Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
I recently moved from the New England area of the US where halloween is HUGE to middle of nowhere Bitterroot Valley Montana and was pleasantly surprised at the halloween festivities (not as grand as the east coast but still quite fun) and just learned that Dia de los Muertos is also celebrated! Im soooo excited!
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Innali Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yes, me and my dad make it a personal mission to scare all the trick or treaters away from our house :D
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kika1983 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012   General Artist
Well, it's not a traditional holiday in Bulgaria, but some of the younger people celebrate it. It's more like a reason to get a costume and an interesting make-up and go on a party, than kids going around and get candies. The night clubs use it to have themed partys and the malls to make some kind of an interesting program for the younger guests.
In Bulgaria we have something similar like Halloween, but for sure not the same. It's celebrated in the beginning of every year.It's a really old tradition, many centuries old. There are these guys that we call in here "kukeri", those people dress themselves like ancient monsters using animal fur, horns, bones and stuff so you cannot see the actuall person under the costume and they dance some really strange dances and make incredible noise with bells that are part of their costumes. It's said that when they do that they scary away all the bad spirits from the old year,so the new year will be a good one.
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Tacimur Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's slowly getting popular in Germany, as the other Germans in this thread said. It's mostly nice, but some kids just walk around without costume, while others just run amok and throw eggs at anything that moves. x.x
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fruitbatslyra Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Live in America, so that pretty much sums it up! XD I love Halloween! <3
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TemaritheWolf Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Serbia, so that's a definte no ;_; I celebrate it in my own way but its not the same.
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Tuulisusi Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
They sell some halloween stuff here but it's not as big of a deal here as it is in America. I wish it was thought, I like it!
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Benghi Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student General Artist
well, here in sweden there are some people trying to celebrate halloween but it's certainly not a big thing... But we do have something called "alla helgons dag" at almost the same time, which can be translated to "the day of all saints" and celebrates all those we love that has passed away. That's not a big thing either though and basicaly all it is is putting candels on the graves of those who stood near to you, but the graveyards sure get's beautiful since it gets pitch dark here at five o'clock in the winter:)
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Zwiezda Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the same is in Poland, candles on graves... even the name of this day is the same :P
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PaintStrip Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
we do celebrate to some extent, but we dont really go out trickle treating which sucks, its mainly the dress up parties, if you can get invited to them... i which i was celebrated more, because i think its an awesome holiday....australia has many other things aswell but i wouldnt mind expercing Halloween to the full extent.
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Lila360 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Trudno mi powiedzieć czy w Polsce to jest obchodzone. Nie wiem czy traktować poważnie te dzieciaczki chodzące po zmroku w dziwnych ubrankach. Ale mam do tego jakąś nie wytłumaczalną niechęć. Nie podoba mi się to amerykanskie święto >.< To takie... nienasze, pic na wodę fotomontaż...
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Zwiezda Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
a mnie się właśnie podoba, przynajmniej w końcu nie jakieś umartwianie i robienie wszędzie żałoby wokół każdego święta. tak samo ponuro i poważnie będzie na dzień niepodległości, że jakieś żałobne marsze itp. W Ameryce to to jest radosne święto, fajerwerki festyny a u nas tylko iść i się pociąć z tego żalu ;/
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Lila360 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mnie też trochę denerwuje to że polskie święta są takie wiecznie żałobne. Ale i tak nie przekonam się do halloween. Za to trzeba znaleźć jakieś polskie wesołe tradycje :D
Generalnie wpadłam na pomysł, żeby obchodzić dziady, te o których pisał pan Mickiewicz owego czasu :D
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Zwiezda Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dziady fajna rzecz, nawet kwejk o nich powstał XD [link]
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Lila360 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Tak :D ciekawe, jak by wyglądały XXI-wieczne dziady n_n
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yoyogo Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Well normaly its awesome, but this year I was way too occupied with school stuff.. so I couldnt go around and beg for sweets. -.- Fuck school.
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