Pão por Deus in Portugal

4 years ago

So this is the advantage of living in Portugal ... we get the best of both worlds =)

Halloween dress-up (not our tradition) with all-day trick-or-treating (ours).

Traditionally, the Portuguese didn`t celebrate Halloween. We didn`t dress up and we didn`t go trick-or-treating on the 31st of October. Traditionally, we just went asking for "Pão-por-Deus" on the 1st of November. Basically, we just went trick-or-treating ALL DAY on the 1st of November.

But since Halloween is a lot of fun ... we took Halloween and gave it our own little twist

... kids dress up on the 31st as ghosts, goblins, witches and vampires, we have costume contests, pumpkin carving contests, we tell Halloween stories and play Halloween games, we exhibit our own jack-o-lanterns in our homes, have celebrations in night-clubs and bars (for the grown-ups) and then kids go house to house on the following day, ALL DAY, asking for Pão-por-Deus (trick-or-treat).

How`s that for the best of both worlds.

Do tell ... what do you think of the Portuguese way of celebrating Halloween?

Picture is not mine, see source link.

Source link: http://papinhadoce.blogspot.pt/2010/11/no-calendario-catolico-hoje-e-dia-de.html

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