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#2051 Old 19th Oct 2021 at 7:50 PM
Two spooky weeks had started yesterday. Sooo. Maybe anyone has anything related to Halloween this year?

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#2052 Old 20th Oct 2021 at 6:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Victor_tor
Two spooky weeks had started yesterday. Sooo. Maybe anyone has anything related to Halloween this year?


I'm thinking of remaking the Goth mansion - two versions of it, actually. I guess that's Halloween-ish, although I seriously doubt this will get done by Halloween, as I need to rework my upload threads at Garden of Shadows and Sims 2 Artists first.

Is Halloween a thing in Russia?
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#2053 Old 20th Oct 2021 at 4:19 PM
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Is Halloween a thing in Russia?

Yes and no at once there was never any Halloween in russian traditions. It is foreign to my country. But! Russia has ability to adapt foreign things for own preferences. As well as we has so-called shampaign, so-called bourbon, so-called olivier, we also has so-called Halloween.
Halloween here it is merely a costume party. It is not a tradition. My dorm neighbors were organised Halloween party when I was at college. My relatives organised spooky party at Christmas. But it is not only like that. At the last day of October It is usually take part in downtown in various night clubs, english pubs and american diners. Staff wears funny costumes, interiors are decorated with pumpkins, they even has special dishes related to Halloween. That's all. We don't have trick or treat thing, we don't have yard decoration competitions, and we don't make pumpkin carving.

Just in case. Along I was writing this letter, I asked my relatives "Do we spend Halloween in Russia?" and they asked in return "What is this?" I think this is still kinda new to my country. Some oldies like my granny will not understand this holiday because they've never had it.

Finally I found that I have a question too. Those competitions from sims with catch apples from bathtube with mouth or berry pie eating. Oh dear, we never had it here in parties XD Does that really took part in U.S. Halloween? And what is the symbol of Halloween that is necessary like... well... like a pine tree on Christmas or turkey on Thanksgiving day?
Regards Vic ^_^

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#2054 Old 20th Oct 2021 at 4:32 PM
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Finally I found that I have a question too. Those competitions from sims with catch apples from bathtube with mouth or berry pie eating.

Hmm, I haven't actually played Sims 2 enough to see that, but in real life it sounds like you're describing "Bobbing for Apples" and/or pie-eating competitions. I don't think either one is particularly unique to Halloween. I would associate both with traveling carnivals and State Fairs in late summer.
In the US in summertime, most states have State Fairs that are typically held at State Fairgrounds or some other similar venue, and typically include carnival-type rides and attractions, but can also include things like livestock shows. And sometimes they do silly things like hot dog-eating or pie-eating competitions.

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And what is the symbol of Halloween that is necessary like... well... like a pine tree on Christmas or turkey on Thanksgiving day?

That would be the pumpkin, I guess.
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#2055 Old 20th Oct 2021 at 5:27 PM
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Hmm, I haven't actually played Sims 2 enough to see that, but in real life it sounds like you're describing "Bobbing for Apples" and/or pie-eating competitions. I don't think either one is particularly unique to Halloween. I would associate both with traveling carnivals and State Fairs in late summer.
In the US in summertime, most states have State Fairs that are typically held at State Fairgrounds or some other similar venue, and typically include carnival-type rides and attractions, but can also include things like livestock shows. And sometimes they do silly things like hot dog-eating or pie-eating competitions.

"Bobbing for Apples" and pie-eating competitions are from Sims 3. Ha! Allright! I never seen or took part in it. Looks entertaining. ^_^

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That would be the pumpkin, I guess.

Yayy! I have three of those symbols already. But they won't survive for Halloween. We will eat it ^_^

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#2056 Old 20th Oct 2021 at 6:56 PM
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That would be the pumpkin, I guess.

More specifically - the Jack-O-Lantern (pumpkin with a carved face - with it's origins dating back to the Celts) .

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#2057 Old 21st Oct 2021 at 1:12 PM
There is a similar tradition in russian Orthodox. It takes place from 7th to 19th january. traditions, last article
It is called Svyatki. It is very close to Halloween in some part of rituals. Its name "Svyatki" means "Saints" That, I think, is a great reference to Halloween that is also called "the day of all Saints"
We has a costume parties, festivals, invite friends and keep Cristmas tree dressed. There are a lot of things like circus, clowns, mimes, and trained animals in the festovals. There are songs very close to trick or treat but called "Kolyadki" And there is a rumor that you should not bother paranormal creatures in those days because they walk outdoors at night. Some fearless, like gypsies, can summon deads however and they say there is a high chance to see your future husband in the mirror and bewitch your love. So you can even try it in fortune teller's den Those rituals are not supported by official church. And the goverment make or not make those days off from work.
There we don't have pumpkin carving, Jack-o-lanterns, and there is no special dressing or colors that different from Christmas. Svyatki merely keep all decorations from Christmas. But its symbol is much a Christmas star then Christmas tree.
I tried to expain it as good as I ever can.
Regards Vic ^_^

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#2058 Old 21st Oct 2021 at 3:24 PM
Interesting... I would've thought you'd celebrate Epiphany - on Jan 6th? That's, like, the highest Holy day for the Greek Orthodox.
I am protestant, but we celebrate Epiphany on Jan 6th. Christmas Decos still firmly in place! (It is, after-all 12th Night/the 12th Day of Christmas.) Decos come down the next day.

Halloween is the night before All Saint's Day; it is All Hallows Eve.
All Saints Day is Nov 1st; therefore Halloween is Oct 31st.

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#2059 Old 21st Oct 2021 at 5:34 PM Last edited by Victor_tor : 21st Oct 2021 at 6:01 PM. Reason: N. B.
At Jan 6th we celabrate God's Baptism (I am not sure with pronounce). It is first day before we have Sviatki. Jesus' Epiphany... Oh... yeah... it second name but usually it is alled Baptism.
There is one day when you can take cold bath, should take a communion and have sacred water fasting. It is widely spread around all orthodox. Actually I hate this holiday. My mom and granny says this is the only day when all the water, even those you has at home, become sacred. Just by fingersnap. Miraclous, isn't it? But I should go to church to take sacred water anyways. That's so unfair!!

N. B. Holy water, not sacred. Ugh. Sorry for mispell
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Halloween is the night before All Saint's Day; it is All Hallows Eve.
All Saints Day is Nov 1st; therefore Halloween is Oct 31st.

Oh great. Thanksfor let me know. I thought it is just one name for the same holiday

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#2060 Old 21st Oct 2021 at 10:30 PM
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But I should go to church to take sacred water anyways.


Holy Water burns my skin every time I come in contact with it.
 
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