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PostPosted: 2007 10 29, 19:58 

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I was just wondering, is the tradition of halloween celebrated in lithuania the same as in uk as in kids dressing up and going out "trick or treating" :twisted:

How can I say "Happy Halloween" in lithuanian? :lol:

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We never had it originally, but it's being "forced" upon us nowadays probably due to American cultural export ;).

A similar celebration that we have is called "Užgavėnės" and it takes place sometime in the end of winter (forgot the exact date :oops:). The main accent of this celebration is burning a large doll while shouting "Žiema, žiema, bėk iš kiemo" (Winter, winter, run away!:D).

I never seen anyone saying Happy halloween here, but the kids sometime say "Apgauk arba pavaišink" ("Trick or treat") in Užgavėnės (!).

happy halloween - gero helovino! linksmo helovino!


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Hello to all,

http://wilstar.com/holidays/hallown.htm
i found this site interesting and it is useful to know what is the real meaning of All Hallows Eve.


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PostPosted: 2007 10 30, 12:35 

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oh how interesting :wink: The lithuanians in Ireland seem to enjoy celebrating halloween but if you ask me thats only because its another excuse to have a party :lol: My little boys will be dressing up as little devils this year cute cute :twisted: :twisted:
Its really only for the kids they love it!!
Laimis you would make a great "frankenstein" :wink:
Orinta what can I say I think the "Little Devil" is best for you too :lol:
labai ačiū :) gero helovina (=helovino) visiems :twisted:

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Gero helovinO

Linkėti kam ko.
Linkiu jums gero halovino
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PostPosted: 2007 10 31, 17:06 

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Just out of interest do all lithuanians today if I have the correct date :roll: visit their loved ones who have passed away :( in the graveyard and light candles to remember them? how nice :) We dont have anything like that here :?

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Yes, we do. Today and tomorrow. It is really nice - it is festival for souls and candle light warming up because these days are cold and windy.


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Yes, it's quite a special sight, especially at night time. This day last year I left lithuania for poland hitchhiking. In the night time I saw a few graveyards along the way that were all lit up from candles. I think in poland as well they did this.


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Pigmalijonas wrote:
We never had it originally, but it's being "forced" upon us nowadays probably due to American cultural export ;).

A similar celebration that we have is called "Užgavėnės" and it takes place sometime in the end of winter (forgot the exact date :oops:). The main accent of this celebration is burning a large doll while shouting "Žiema, žiema, bėk iš kiemo" (Winter, winter, run away!:D).

I never seen anyone saying Happy halloween here, but the kids sometime say "Apgauk arba pavaišink" ("Trick or treat") in Užgavėnės (!).

happy halloween - gero helovino! linksmo helovino!

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Yes, we do. Today and tomorrow. It is really nice - it is festival for souls and candle light warming up because these days are cold and windy.

I think Palomita has the more worldwide interpretation of Halloween aside from the American tradition. The Catholic "All Saints Day" on November 1 follows Halloween that is celebrated in the United States on October 31. "All Souls Day" then comes on November 2 in memory of the faithful departed.
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