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Does anyone celebrate Reformation Day or All Saints Day instead of Halloween?

Posted by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 3:23 PM
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Or maybe alongside Halloween?

What do you to celebrate them?

by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 3:23 PM
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ablackdolphin
by Bronze Member on Oct. 9, 2013 at 4:08 PM
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No but I may talk to DH about that because not only is he French, he's from Brittany (Celtic France). Might be a fun way to honor his side of the family. I should ask what his relatives do, if anything since many still live there.

mem82
by Platinum Member on Oct. 9, 2013 at 4:10 PM
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You'll have to tell us what he says. Sounds interesting.

Quoting ablackdolphin:

No but I may talk to DH about that because not only is he French, he's from Brittany (Celtic France). Might be a fun way to honor his side of the family. I should ask what his relatives do, if anything since many still live there.


hwblyf
by Silver Member on Oct. 9, 2013 at 5:50 PM

We loosely celebrate All Saints.  I'm horrible at it, I've struggled getting my brood to mass for days of obligation, but I think we're gonna start since the kids are becoming much better at mass.  It's also my youngest's birthday, so we'll see how I manage.

usmom3
by BJ on Oct. 9, 2013 at 6:09 PM

 We don't celebrate but we do talk about it & re introduce ourselves to the history & culture.

bluerooffarm
by Gold Member on Oct. 9, 2013 at 7:11 PM

 We celebrate Dias de los Muertos (the day of the dead) baking the bone shaped bread loaves, cooking lost loved ones' favorite dishes, and talking about the loved ones we miss.

We also celebrate Halloween, but Dias de los Muertos is just so much happier?  If that makes sense.

TidewaterClan
by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 7:25 PM
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 We touched on Day of the Dead last year by decorating sugar skulls.  I want to do more this year, and honor my grandparents.  We'll have fried chicken, pumpkin pie, and coffee with lots of cream (grandpa's favorite).  I read more after last year and really like the sentiments attached to it.  My girls keep asking about grandma and grandpa, so that will work perfect.  Plus it's just at the end of National Hispanic Month - Sep 15 to Oct 15 - so will tie in perfectly with other things we've learned.

The bone shaped bread will definitely be added to the feast!

We do Halloween too, but this year we'll focus on our past family instead. :)

Quoting bluerooffarm:

 We celebrate Dias de los Muertos (the day of the dead) baking the bone shaped bread loaves, cooking lost loved ones' favorite dishes, and talking about the loved ones we miss.

We also celebrate Halloween, but Dias de los Muertos is just so much happier?  If that makes sense.

 

TJandKarasMom
by Debbie on Oct. 9, 2013 at 7:59 PM
We have always just celebrated Halloween, because well dressing up is fun. But DS asked why we celebrate Halloween and I didn't have a good answer for him...so we are going to research it this year, I will have to look into the other special days mentioned as well! I think I will learn a ton right along with them.
AutymsMommy
by Silver Member on Oct. 9, 2013 at 9:07 PM

All Saints Day, alongside Halloween (not instead of).

Definitely not reformation day here, lol (we're Catholic).

I am a Home Schooling, Vaccinating, Non spanking, Nightmare Cuddling, Dessert Giving, Bedtime Kissing, Book Reading, Stay at Home Mom. I believe in the benefit of organized after school activities and nosy, involved parents. I believe in spoiling my children. I believe that I have seen the village and I do not want it anywhere near my children. Now for the controversial stuff:  we're Catholic, we're conservative, and we own guns (now there's no need to ask, lol).             Aimee















oredeb
by on Oct. 10, 2013 at 11:22 AM

 we do both, reformation day with the coop, kids come dressed in reformation costumes, play games, win prized, eat the type of food from reformation day, best costume gets prize

holloween do the usual!

kmath
by Silver Member on Oct. 10, 2013 at 11:35 AM

We are going to learn about them this year.  We don't celebrate them though. 

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