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Halloween in Greece

By October 31, 2013

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Halloween in Greece - Pumpkin patch on the Greek island of Milos. It's true that Halloween is an imported holiday for Greece. But like other imports, such as Valentine's Day and even Thanksgiving, it is catching on. Why not? With costumes and an emphasis on food, it fits right in with many Greek festivals and provides some good practice for the Carnival season in late winter. One possible costume option - go as a Greek donkey. The ones on Santorini are said to be the souls of the dead working off their sins - what could be more appropriate for Halloween?

Photo of pumpkin patch on the Greek island of Milos. Copyright deTraci Regula; licensed to About.com

November 2, 2013 at 11:55 am
(1) Harry says:

I would love to see how the Greeks celebrate Halloween, it is too commercial here in the UK.


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