Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween i DK....

Trin til Halloween in Danmark / Steps to having Halloween in Denmark

Trin 1. 1 amerikansk mor og sine 3 børn inviterer deres danske venner (og 1 amerikansk ven også!) til Halloween og en aften af "Trick or Treat" sjov.

Step 1. One American mom and her three kiddoes invite their Danish friends (plus the other American!) over for Halloween and a night of Trick or Treating fun.


Trin 2. Alle børn tager kostumer (og jakker!) på, får en pose og går ud indtil den kolde danske aften.

Step 2. All the kids put costumes (and jackets!) on, grab a bag, and head out into the cold Danish evening.
Trin 3. Børn banker på døren og siger "Slik eller vi laver ballade" og håber at person som åben døren kender Halloween! (mens voskne tager billeder og fryser!)

Step 3. Kids knock on the door and say the Danish version of Trick or Treat--"Candy or we will make trouble!" and hope that the person who opens the door knows about Halloween! (All this while the adults are taking pictures and freezing!)

Trin 4. Børn siger "TAK og Happy Halloween" og skynder sig hjem for at tælle hvor mange stykker af slik fik de!

Step 4. The kids say "Thank you and Happy Halloween" and hurry home to count how many
pieces of candy they got!

Trin 5 (til næste år). Kelli og Monica skal skrive en historie til Herning Folkeblad om Halloween ugen før 31. oktober så Hernings beboer kender hvad at forvente når de hører en bank på døren!

Step 5 (for next year). Kelli and Monica will write a story for the Herning Newspaper about Halloween the week before so that all the Herning residents know what to expect when they hear that knock on the door!

7 comments:

LadyFi said...

Sounds like Halloween over here.. we didn't trick or treat at all this year and only had one lot of kids over asking for sweets.

American in Norway said...

Halloween here is still P A I N F U L! All the kids (Norwegian too) want to go...but the old people get really upset about it.. ugh. We still went... Next year I think I am going to try to organize it with some other mom's in the neighborhood to know where they can/should go

TBS said...

Hey - vi havde 2 hold trick-or-treaters på besøg i år. Da første hold kom var jeg i bad, så min kæreste stod for uddelingen af slik. Han fortalte at de ikke var klædt ud! (det var nok heldigt jeg var i bad....) Senere bankede det på døren igen - it was the grim reaper! Han fik MASSER af slik :-) Honestly, hvis vi skal overtage en tradition skal vi da gøre det ordentligt - ellers er det ligesom de børn der bare tigger penge ved fastelavn uden at være klædt ud. God idé med artikel til næste år - jeg tror nok, at nogen af mine ældre naboer undrede sig en hel del, da børnene bankede på hos dem.

PiNG aka Patti said...

We stopped and bought candy yesterday just in case but we had NO trick-or-treaters so, sadly, I'll have to eat that candy myself.

Garkbit said...

Hi Kelli,
Your house on Saturday looks a lot like ours. We had a party for the big-daughter's friends - pizza and gys for eight small girls and two adults. We also had a couple of other visits from trick-or-treaters during the course of the evening.

The small daughter had her own Halloween party at SFO last week and the andelsboligforening behind where we live also had a Halloween Party for their kids.

So this part of Østjylland seems to have been quite thoroughly taken over by the Halloween spirit.

Amy said...

Imagine this Kelli, the day that Halloween is celebrated like it is in America, in Denmark. If you stay in Denmark long enough you could see this...I've been here 14 years and so much has changed, I can only imagine the next 14 years...hahaha..I don't believe it's cold in Denmark though, y'all are south of us, shouldn't the south be warmer? Hehehehe....

GutsyWriter said...

I must be a true Dane, or perhaps simply a true European. I hate to tell you the truth, but here it is; I've lived in California since 1983, and have given birth to 3 sons. I have never liked Halloween. Sorry, but I'm honest. I guess I don't like to dress in costume. I did take my kids out for trick or treating when they were little, and walked for hours around the neighborhoods. But I did it for them, not for me. Perhaps you have to grow up with it, to really understand the tradition, which I never did, until I was 32, and my son two-years-old. I'd love to know if you have another explanation, other than "What the hell is wrong with you Sonia?"