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October 31 2024

Happy image of a pumpkin

Originally a pagan and religious ritual, latter day Halloween celebrations have conquered the world. People love to party in Germany and Halloween has become a great opportunity, although most aren’t aware that they are celebrating the visit of their ancestors souls to earth.

Trick or treat has become quite a craze in Düsseldorf and surroundings over recent years. However, it is not such the craze in Germany that it is in the United States or the UK, so there are far less doorbells rung on Halloween.

That said, the shops are full of fancy dress for those who love to dress up in costumes and various articles with which to decorate the home. The young especially like to party on the evening of October 31. Many themed parties take place at home and in selected clubs.

Pumpkins have become enormously popular. Many outlet sell a number of varieties to eat and larger ones to fashion into a spooky appearance. Enormous cheap ones for sculpturing can be found in many supermarkets, while delicious specialties are available on local farmers markets and in food stores. 

By Vincent Green, Jan 3 2022


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