Friday, November 04, 2005

Sort-of-Halloween

Until fairly recently (long after 1989 revolution), "All Hallow's Eve" celebrations (called "Dusicky" = "The Souls" in Czech) meant that you went to a cemetery and lit a candle there. I am happy to report that - at last - Czech kids are warming up to the idea of scary Halloween masks and monsters. Unfortunately, no trick-or-treating yet. (Click below.)

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P.S: Baby Jesus (who brought Christmas presents to Czech kids for many centuries) already got his ass whupped by Santa Claus several years ago.

8 comments:

Lurker de Zerg said...

... and there goes our culture ... :-(

Anonymous said...

Peek-a-boo!

Tomas L said...

Peek-a-boo and Ciao to variability... What's so exciting about Santa Claus and stupid Halloween masks?

Anonymous said...

..just kidding, right ??

Anonymous said...

What 'whupped' (maybe is it whipped) means? No online english-czech dictionaries knows such word :-/.
And moreover: Nether do I.

Solvina

Filipek said...

What's the point for being happy about another American crap coming straight at our cultural habbits?

Makes me sick in fact :-(

Just an oppinion... I know I can run but certainly cannot hide ...

Ghoti said...

Nobody beats Baby Jesus when it comes to Christmas and I mean nobody. Anyhoo, the American Halloween seems more children-friendly than the Czech one... not that I care about children.

And by the way, I thought it was some kind of KKK gathering, when I looked at the picture.

PIPboy said...

Speaking about that red fat bastard and those little cripples in masks.. wall... I don´t like ´em, you know...

(I don´t like Dusicky either, but thats not exactly the point :))