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JulieF Folklore: Seen any Guys this year? (77* d) RE: Folklore: Seen any Guys this year? 27 Oct 06

Personaly I'm not particularly bothered by Guy Fawkes night but can report that I saw at least two guys on the outskirts of Sheffield on Sunday lunchtime.    I'm more concerned about the loss of the proper halloween tradition of 'Guising'   When I was growing up we dressed up. wnet round peoples houses with our turnip lanterns and performed our party pieces to be rewarded with fruit and nuts and sweets.

I think it fairly local to Scotland - possibly the north of england as well but when I moved to South Yorkshire when I was 12 in 1975 the tradition did not seem to be there.

Currently we get trick and treaters.   I will give fruit and sweets but not money and I must admit that I've resorted to Pumpkins for lanterns as you don't get as many blisters hollowing them out and I do a faily good chili pumpkin soup.

I am assuming that trick or treating came across to America with the Scots or perhaps other North Europeans. Does anyone know of similar traditions in other Northern European countires ?


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