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 Post subject: Thames Halloween Walk 31 October
PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:49 am 
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This sounds like a whole lorra fun!! :mrgreen:

A fun social & ritual beside the Thames.

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 Post subject: Re: Thames Halloween Walk 31 October
PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:24 am 
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I'd really like to do that!

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 Post subject: Re: Thames Halloween Walk 31 October
PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:13 pm 
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I expect I will do it, I've put it in my diary! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Thames Halloween Walk 31 October
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it does but as usual I am working-------I HATE f***king work!!!!btw----you shared a facebook page :roll: are you coming over to the darkside?? :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Thames Halloween Walk 31 October
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I just remembered about this! :)
I will be at the Tate Modern at 7pm! :bday: I have masks & all sorts of stuff I can wear.

I first found it on a Facebook page, Viv, but it's on various other sites too. No - I haven't gone over to the dark side! :lol!:

There's also a Samhain woodland celebration at Croydon on Sat 2nd November.


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 Post subject: Re: Thames Halloween Walk 31 October
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I would love it so much if we all could meet somewhere, sometime to do something together.

That is one of my big major wants for 2014!!!
xoxox


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 Post subject: Re: Thames Halloween Walk 31 October
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this is on on sunday http://www.thelionspart.co.uk/octoberplenty/index.html
I went last year and it was pretty good, if they do the same you even get to go into the globe[for free!] its worth going just for that!

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 Post subject: Re: Thames Halloween Walk 31 October
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amancara wrote:
this is on sunday http://www.thelionspart.co.uk/octoberplenty/index.html
I went last year and it was pretty good

Yeah - if you remember, Ruth & I tried to participate too, but we just couldn't find them!! :roll:
We did catch their Twelfth Night parade though, see here and here,...Globe Theatre in the background.

I'll see what the weather's like on Sunday - at the mo it's for pissing rain!! :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: Thames Halloween Walk 31 October
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:35 pm 
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I thought you didn't have Hallowe'en. Are you becoming Americanized?

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 Post subject: Re: Thames Halloween Walk 31 October
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:27 pm 
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Halloween's origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in). The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom and northern France, celebrated their new year on November 1. This day marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of year that was often associated with human death. Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred. On the night of October 31 they celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth. In addition to causing trouble and damaging crops, Celts thought that the presence of the otherworldly spirits made it easier for the Druids, or Celtic priests, to make predictions about the future. For a people entirely dependent on the volatile natural world, these prophecies were an important source of comfort and direction during the long, dark winter.

To commemorate the event, Druids built huge sacred bonfires, where the people gathered to burn crops and animals as sacrifices to the Celtic deities. During the celebration, the Celts wore costumes, typically consisting of animal heads and skins, and attempted to tell each other's fortunes. When the celebration was over, they re-lit their hearth fires, which they had extinguished earlier that evening, from the sacred bonfire to help protect them during the coming winter.


Not American at all, Torre! :P


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 Post subject: Re: Thames Halloween Walk 31 October
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I've been hearing a lot about All Saints Day this year. When I was a Catholic kid, it was a holy day and we got it off school. We could pig out all day on the loot we got the night before.

I was under the impression that Guy Fawkes Day was celebrated instead of Hallowe'en.

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 Post subject: Re: Thames Halloween Walk 31 October
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We do both, Torre.

Any excuse for a party.

Although the tricking and treating is an unwelcome addition which has been fueled by the USA. :(

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 Post subject: Re: Thames Halloween Walk 31 October
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Although the tricking and treating is an unwelcome addition which has been fueled by the USA.


Couldn't agree more.


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 Post subject: Re: Thames Halloween Walk 31 October
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We were under strict orders to say, "Anything for Hallowe'en?", and never, "Trick or treat".

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