Happy Halloween

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  1. pmaitra

    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    Happy Halloween

    To everyone in DFI:

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    Halloween motorcycle from India:

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    Its actually derived from an ancient Pagan festival (like many western/christian festivals)... so in THAT spirit (no pun) Happy Halloween!
     
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    The evening before All Hallows (All Saints' Day), we get this holiday from the Irish. Their jack o'lanterns were made with turnips!
     
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    I just returned from a party. Had great fun. Danced Cha-Cha, Waltz and Foxtrot.
     
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    A bucket of Scotch whiskey adds another level of amusement.
     
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    Happy Halloween to all :) .


    Regards
     
  10. pmaitra

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    Swing Dance at a Halloween Party I attended.

     
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    [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.
     
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    Well India has nothing to do with halloween
     
  14. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    Halloween has nothing to do with defence, either.

    Mods, nuke this thread.:lol:
     
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    Happy Halloween people. First time saying that.

    Hehe. We were blowing stuff up only last week. Diwali nukes.
     
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    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.
     
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    Correct.

    Not even a mention of it on any newspapers.
     
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    Well, I certainly believe only what I read in the newspaper.
     
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    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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