Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The little witch

Molly in her outfit ready for a Halloween disco.

When we were young, Halloween was just an American thing that we might have heard about in films and on American TV. Like a lot of Yankee customs, it moved across the Atlantic to Britain’s shores and took hold.

These days many shops cash in on the idea with all manner of blood curdling things for parents to buy for their offspring. Everything from ghoulish masks to bottles of bat’s blood.

PS I wonder how long it will be before Britain starts celebrating Independence Day and Thanksgiving?

1 comment:

Pete said...

I can't agree with that one Keith. Although the abomination that is 'trick or treat' is a revolting US import, Halloween itself is older than the United States.

I've always considered it a Celtic thing, and it it was us who took it out to the States.