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Old 10-31-2018, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Casca - Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
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We all know that Halloween is a very popular celebration in the United States and probably in Canada too.

What about in the latin american countries? It's not something typical of our cultures, but with all this globalization everything can happen.

Speaking specifically about my city in Brazil: today i was surprised in my way home seeing a lot of groups of kids wearing Halloween costumes, walking through the streets asking for candies. It's common to see Halloween parties, some of them for adults. But differently from the USA, there aren't houses with Halloween decoration (not yet).

When i was a kid Halloween was nothing more than a cool thing from the movies. We also call it "Dia das Bruxas" (Witches' Day) when using a portugese name for this date.
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Old 10-31-2018, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Around and about
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Tricky, Tricky Halloween, quiero dulces para mí y sí no me las das, rompo un vidrio y salgo a mil.
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Old 11-01-2018, 09:30 AM
 
Location: London, UK
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Pretty big in large cities of Colombia...especially the cities where there is a large goth following like Bogota, Manizales, Medellin.



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Old 11-01-2018, 11:06 AM
 
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I was recently on vacation in Panama and saw Halloween costumes for sale in stores. I was surprised as I didn't know it was celebrated there. Even my wife said they don't celebrate Halloween in Panama, but was surprised to see costumes for sale.
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Old 11-01-2018, 11:18 AM
 
Location: British Columbia ♥ 🍁 ♥
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Halloween and variations of it is celebrated in 26 countries around the world: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geography_of_Halloween


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Old 11-01-2018, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Pereira, Colombia
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Most evangelicals and many Catholics still think it´s a satanic invention of the gringos though. It doesn´t stop little kids from dressing up and asking for candy, however.
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Old 11-02-2018, 10:51 AM
 
Location: London, UK
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Venezuelan who has never seen a Halloween night before. Here in the city of Pereira, Colombia.

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