Sunday, October 31, 2010

The obvious Halloween post!




Here in Portugal we don't have an Halloween tradition as in the United States or even England, but the idea has been imported and there are some cool parties in Lisbon where we can celebrate the creepy holiday. Trick or Treating isn't much of a thing here, probably they wouldn't know what you are talking about ahah.

On the other hand, we do have on the 1st, something we call Pão por Deus or in enlgish something like "Bread for God". In this tradition kids gather in small groups and go door to door saying Pão por Deus and the people give them anything, bread, nuts, something else to eat and most of the time a small amount of money. I used to do this when I was younger and absolutely loved it! By the end of the day you would have some money to buy candy and go to the local cinema to celebrate.

Good Halloween everyone!

36 comments:

  1. hmmm I thinks this 'Pão por Deus' needs to be brought it England :D moneys! :)
    Happy Halloween

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  2. Pão por Deus sounds cool! Didn't know about that before! I learned something new today :)
    Happy Halloween

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  3. It's always interesting to see the different cultural perspective on things.

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  4. that sounds ok but im pretty sure getting a bagload of candy is the shit

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  5. Sounds like fun.
    happy halloween.

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  6. i don't care for halloween much myself, it's weird :p

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  7. I hate halloween. Too bad it has spread here to Norway. Why can't we have cool things like Cinco de Mayo or St. Patricks day?

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  8. I'm going to confuse people by saying Pão por Deu instead of Trick or Treat.

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  9. I've always been curious about the customs of other countries when it comes to Halloween. That's very interesting!

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  10. Interesting, didn't know that. Cool blog, you got a new follower!

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  11. nice! I love halloween! unfortunately its already over

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  12. yea....in my country halloween died long time ago

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  13. enlightening post!! its fun to find out what other countries do and dont celebrate.

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  14. So Pão por Deus is almost like saying trick or treat. Given its on a different day, but its similar to Halloween

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  15. I just met a portuguese dude in uni, he has the best hash...

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  16. Interesting stuff, thanks for posting

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  17. instead of Halloween, it's Hoe-lloween

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  18. Hope yours was good, even though it wasn't really Halloween.

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  19. Aww bread though? Lame, That is like the old couple that gives away pencils or toothbrushes on halloween...

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