How is Halloween in Norway?

Halloween Randomness

So! Let me tell you a little about myself. Im the Halloween addict behind the sosial medias : Norwegian Halloween!

I started all this just for the cheer reason that I wanna show the world how a Norwegian celebrate AND worships it!

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I know Halloween is an old tradition in the USA , but here in Norway its only about 17 years.And the struggle with explaining to people why I , as an Norwegian , love it so much. Its quite difficult at times as people will not understand the reasons at all, and use the most disgusting argument ever for hating Halloween: it’ just a American sale sceam to make everyone spend money on candy for begging kids..

 

And that right there hurts my black heart. THAT part is the least important thing about Halloween for me to be honest. I do give out candy on Halloween, but it’s not the most important thing to me when  it’s the 31st of October.

I don’t know about how it’s where you live, but here we have the tradition to light candles at our lost loved ones graves. We focus more on the celebration on the memory of the people we have lost.

But with that said, of curse we do some of the same things you do!

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We have Halloween parties, carve pumpkins, have horror film nights with all the good candies and some of us even bake stuff with the pumpkin meat!🎃

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But there is also ALOT we don’t have /do:

Pumpkin patches

Haunted houses

Haunted hay rides

Fysical stores just for Halloween decor

Candy Corn

Any kind of pumpkin spiced anything

Undecorated townstreets

So yes, obviously Norway has a long way to go , but has a big potential when it comes to start celebrating these amazing Halloween traditions.

Me myself have been celebrating and collecting Halloween stuff since I was 9 in 2000.

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So safe to say I now have 36 boxes filled with my most precious items.

Luckily we do have some shops that import cool stuff for Halloween. Only down part is that it doesn’t arrive in the stores until the 3rd week of October.

My favorite stores to go Halloween shopping is :

Nille

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Europris

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Tiger

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These pictures are only of the front entries of the shops. They all had much more!

You can see the rest of the pictures on my Instagram http://www.instagram.com/norwegianhalloween or on my Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/norwegianhalloween

 

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