18 thoughts on “Better late than never: HAPPY HELLOWEEN!!

    1. Unfuck U

      When I was still a young man it wasn’t really known.
      So it’s a pretty young tradition over here. My family treats it as a very important pagan time – Samhain.
      The youngsters have their fun with Trick or Treat. The last couple of times I went along wearing my self made ghillie scaring people but when they started calling me “Cederq” I stopped doing it.

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      1. ᛋᛠᛉ

        That’s funny. Interesting you do the Celtic root, that’s good. I dressed up as a Highlander my last truck-or-treat, my nephew was a Viking.

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      2. Johno

        Unfuck, given the concept of a Ghillie suit, did you have to add decorations of empty beer bottles tied to the suit after splashing it, to attract the Cederq moniker? How could they tell that you were wearing Depends under it?

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  1. Johno

    During 19th century settlement in Australia, it became common enough for various different cultural groups or nationalities to coalesce around each other. It’s easy to imagine immigrants writing to family and friends back home in ‘the old country’ to encourage emigration and to settle near them. New Australians from the different regional cultures in Britain, but especially the Scottish, used to celebrate All Hallows Eve here, but I think it is mainly a familial thing now. I’ve never seen Halloween celebrated in the north, but I believe down south they are Americanized enough from years of TV saturation that some kids are allowed to ‘trick or treat’. Unfuck, can you imagine young Cederq and Deathray (the little shitheads)? Their first call would be the sly grog place, then the pusher’s, finishing at the knock-shop all night long!

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    1. Unfuck U

      I think that would really be fun!
      Btw, Samhain always has been a family thing since it is said that the barrier between our and the otherworld becomes permeable in these days.
      Families use(d) to put an extra plate and goblet on the table leaving the seat empty so a forefather may be a guest in their midst.

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      1. Johno

        Well Unfuck, if I’m still here next year, I’ll open an extra tin of beans, besides my own.

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    2. Unfuck U

      Almost forgot to ask if you’re sure you just told me the truth. Australia always was a penal colony for British misfits. They didn’t WANT to go there but HAD TO.
      I think this is still valid nowadays.
      Who in his right mind would voluntarily go to live in Australia?
      Only a misfit, right?

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  2. ᛋᛉᚺᛟᚾ

    Happy belated Hallowed Evening (even though technically we’re still in the season), lovely gourds you have there. I am assuming that Halloween must be a fairly recent practice in Austria not unlike within Germany.

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  3. Johno

    Well, I had no say in it, that was my Mum’s fault. Felons sentenced to Transportation in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, which could have been for pinching some stale bread, man, woman or child, had no say either! Convicts having served out their sentence, or being pardoned, usually chose to stay in one or other of the British colonies, they rarely had possibility of raising the fare home again. Australia as such, has existed only since Federation on 1st January 1901. The eastern islands is an Aussie protectorate, inhabited by deluded people calling themselves by the cult name of Kiwi. New Zealand, proudly founded not by convicts, but by sheep shaggers.

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  4. Johno

    Unfuck, it may be too Norse a tradition for you (not for Cederq), but do you also celebrate Woden’s day every week, with a suitable beverage and a comely wench? We should make an effort to keep old customs alive.

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  5. Johno

    Three things; it’s been asserted by some that you’re a respectable person, so what are you doing considering any but your wife to be your wench of choice? Does she know you have this blog, and does she read your blog posts? You already celebrate Saturn’s day, being a ring wearing pagan man supposedly glorifying Saturn with weekly conjugals every Saturday, so only 6 possible Wednesdays for you!

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