Friday, November 04, 2005

Happy Halloween!

No, I haven't got the date wrong - Halloween is celebrated a bit later in Sweden!

Today is Alla Helgons Afton (All Saints Eve) and is a time to remember family and friends who have died. Many Swedes go to church and place candles at the graves of loved ones. In the evening the graveyards in town and across the county are beautifully illuminated with twinkling candles. Because of the connections to graveyards and death, the tradition of Halloween has also become incorporated and is now celebrated on the same day rather than on the 31st October.

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