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The BONUS Bun Toons for today include a couple of my favourite Halloween Memories:
That story is absolutely true. This was a long time ago, before Gal Godot was a household word and movies had yet to discover Stan Lee. Yes, there WAS such a time.
As you can see, my family opts for traditional Swedish costumes during the holiday.
MORE BONUS MORE: SOME OF MY FAVOURITE HALLOWEEN COVERS:
The golden age of everything is twelve. This comic came out around the time I was twelve, so it’s probably my fave Halloween cover.
This one came out when I was in my late forties.
Nice gag, but the reality is so much more fun.
Halloween wasn’t celebrated in Scandinavia until recently, except with teenagers and 20-somethings dressing up for Halloween parties since about 1990, but our primary source for knowledge about Halloween was, strangely enough, Duck comics by Carl Barks.
Carl Barks is huge over here.
The closest we have to a “Halloween” tradition is the “Yule Goat” tradition, carried out around Christmas / New Years and in different ways in each country. Most of them with some similarities to Halloween.
In my home town it’s almost exactly like Halloween, except it takes place on New Years Eve, kids are expected to sing (carol) for their candy and at Midnight there’s a protest march through the middle of town, in costume with floats, defamatory protest banners and authority figures in effigy, concluded with a giant bonfire burning all the protest signs and floats.
That midnight march isn’t standard, though. That’s kind of OUR thing.
But I’m sure your Halloween is nice, too. 🙂
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