Umm, did you mean to link back to the same thread TC?
I know, I don't know why it's doing that.
Andrew, can you shed any light?
I am unspeakably jealous. I've been to the Greenwich Village NY parade and it was fabulous!
I didn’t realise that Halloween originated in Scotland/Ireland as I always thought it was American but it turns out they just commercialised it with things like Trick or Treat.
There is an old game the single amongst you can play
It is traditional Scottish form of divining one's future spouse is to carve an apple in one long strip, then toss the peel over one's shoulder. The peel is believed to land in the shape of the first letter of the future spouse's name.
Unmarried women were told that if they sat in a darkened room and gazed into a mirror on Halloween night, the face of their future husband would appear in the mirror. However, if they were destined to die before marriage, a skull would appear.
I can remember as a kid using Turnips for lanterns much more traditional than a pumpkin!
Anyone got any other Halloween games to play ?
Just to clarify Old Dairy, is it Friday or Saturday? Everyone I know seems to have planned for Saturday as did I until I just re-read this thread.
Is there anything Hallowe'eny anywhere on Saturday? Will be a bit pushed for getting all changed and dressed up after work on a Friday.
I'm shamelessly bumping this to the top in the hope that the Dairy or Stapleton will let us know if there are Hallowe'en events at the weekend. Both did parties on the Saturday lat year so fingers crossed!
Tom, you always get a gold star.
By the way, I had my Silver Bullet VIP card stolen the other day, how do I go about cancelling it and getting a replacement?
Very disappointed in the Dairy, nothing like last year's amazing Hallowe'en do. Only half a dozen people dressed up ( two of them were myself and my chap). The staff all made an effort but as it wasn't advertised in the pub or on the Dairy's website it was just like a normal quiet Friday. Bit of a shame as I was really looking forward to it.
Well, if anyone is interested in going out tonight there is the Silver Bullet - listed above, and the World's End are having a party with a (£50) prize for best Zombie. Lots of folk in fancy dress around tonight.
I was so excited about going as I'd had such a fabulous time last year that maybe anything would have been a disappointment! The free cocktails were nice, thank you.
Anyway, the Dairy is still my favourite pub in SG.
Hmm, I went in to have a look at around 11pm and there was only one guy in fancy dress (a gold cape?) and 2 or 3 people dancing. No a patch on last year which was rammed and everyone dressed up. I think the mistake was having it on the Friday. Saturday nearest Halloween has always traditionally been a big night in Stroud Green but even The Park Tavern didn't pull anyone in this year, with just one barmaid in a cat costume. The karaoke in The Park was pretty scary though.
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