Discussion in 'Members Corner' started by pmaitra, Oct 30, 2011.
To everyone in DFI:
Halloween motorcycle from India:
Halloween (or Hallowe'en) is an annual holiday observed on October 31, which commonly includes activities such as trick-or-treating, attendingcostume parties, carving jack-o'-lanterns, bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted attractions, playing pranks, telling scary stories, and watching horror films.
Read more: Halloween - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Its actually derived from an ancient Pagan festival (like many western/christian festivals)... so in THAT spirit (no pun) Happy Halloween!
The evening before All Hallows (All Saints' Day), we get this holiday from the Irish. Their jack o'lanterns were made with turnips!
I just returned from a party. Had great fun. Danced Cha-Cha, Waltz and Foxtrot.
A bucket of Scotch whiskey adds another level of amusement.
Happy Halloween to all .
Swing Dance at a Halloween Party I attended.
[h=1]Halloween Ball Party at UNC Charlotte?[/h]
Small world. My brother-in-law is an associate professor in the civil engineering department at UNC Charlotte.
Halloween in Chapel Hill has its own Wiki page:
Halloween on Franklin Street - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Well India has nothing to do with halloween
Halloween has nothing to do with defence, either.
Mods, nuke this thread.
Happy Halloween people. First time saying that.
Hehe. We were blowing stuff up only last week. Diwali nukes.
Halloween falls around the same time as Diwali and Kali Puja.
Halloween has a lot to do with spirits. As per many Indians, amavasya (no Moon) also coincides with Diwali and Kali Puja and has a lot to do with spirits. Could be a coincidence, but there is indeed a coincidence.
One cannot deny that there are lot of similarities, coincidential or otherwise, between pagan Greek or pagan European festivals and Indian festivals w.r.t. the month of the year.
Not even a mention of it on any newspapers.
Well, I certainly believe only what I read in the newspaper.
Christianity is a very wise religion. It used pagan festivals to ensure that those being converted do not feel too uncomfortable.
Christmas and even Easter have pagan antecedents.
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