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Thread #133236   Message #3021803
Posted By: GUEST,Eliza
02-Nov-10 - 02:05 PM
Thread Name: BS: Trick or Treat. the revenge.
Subject: RE: BS: Trick or Treat. the revenge.
Michael, during the sixties I lived up in Scotland, and they have always had trick-or-treat at Hallowe'en, but they call it 'guising'. One blackens the face, no particular costume, and it's expected that the caller performs a little song or turn for some sweets etc. I think this was also done for centuries in Ireland, and the Irish emigrants during the Famine took it to USA. I think also it has its origins in the old Celtic 'samain' which is/was celebrated at this time. I do love all these traditions! I must say I'd hate to live near London, you're obviously a 'town mouse' and I'm a 'country mouse'!