Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Halloween? Pff.

So over the past month, I've had quite a number of tweets that were all "WHAT DO YOU MEAN AUSTRALIA DOESN'T DO HALLOWEEN/PUMPKINS/THING I CONSIDER NORMAL FOR OCTOBER????".

I was going to write a blog post about it, but then it all got too complicated and long winded and I made a vlog instead. I'm not sure that it really explains anything properly, but my brain feels slightly less rambly so I guess that's a good thing?

Aaaaaaaaand I just realised that I left out this entire spiel I had planned about how Halloween makes no sense here because a decent chunk of the customs involved date back to Samhain, which was all about keeping your family and livestock safe through the winter and holding back the darkness. OH WELL...



Happy Halloween, kiddies.

K xx

14 comments:

  1. Silly Lipsti, concrete doesn't bounce. And I now want to take your challenge to carve an Australian pumpkin with a chisel and a hammer.

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  2. So, it totally freaks me out that your seasons are the opposite of ours. Like... when Christmas comes and you're all "it's summer..." it's weird cause I'm an American like that and I like snow with my Christmas. And falling leaves with my October. Also - I'm the Tardis for Halloween this year and I can't wait to wear my dress tomorrow.

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    1. Try singing Christmas carols about snow when it's 100 degrees outside. You'll get much the same feeling as an Australian Christmas.

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  3. Magpie nesting season! That sounds way more fun than dressing up as your favorite character and eating candy and carving pumpkins!! ;)

    And I am obviously super self centered because I never even thought about the fact that Australia's seasons are opposite from ours. How strange to have Christmas when it's warm outside! Freaky!

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    1. If magpie nesting season sounds like fun, then I'm telling it wrong. They're demonic.

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  4. So first of all, what Australians call 'pumpkin' americans call squash. And we'd never try to carve a squash. That's just silly, SILLY.

    Halloween and Thanksgiving don't really make any sense in Australia they're the celebration of the harvest, and there is nothing to harvest yet, because it's spring. SPRING. Also, I don't think the weather is as crazy wild as you make it out to be. Yes, it's variable, but I don't find it that unpredictable, maybe that's because i'm from new england.

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    1. Maybe it just seems super wonky because my brain is still pretty much used to Canberra where practically every day throughout the year is clear blue sky and sunshine...

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  5. Huh. I genuinely did not know any of this (well, except for the part about it being spring in Australia). Especially the part about Australian pumpkins.

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    1. I'm glad to have provided you with some new information!

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  6. When I was younger, basically all Halloween meant was that I went to church. Now people come up to my house and ask for free food and I'm like, "bitch, I can't even afford to feed myself, and if you think I'm giving you a slice of bread, nevermind SWEETS, just because you threw a bedsheet over your head and called yourself a ghost, you can think again."

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    1. Hahahahaha, appropriately enough my niece threw a tablecloth over her head and called herself a ghost.

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