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Norway to spend millions on US-style Halloween

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  1. RobStark

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    Norwegians will this year spend around 260 million kroner ($40 million) on Halloween celebrations, according to one of Norway's top business organizations.

    Virke, the Enterprise Federation of Norway, represents over 18,300 businesses in Norway.

    The organization's director, Bror W. Stende, said to NTB: “Trade has simply created a new season for itself. It has been served to us on a silver platter from American movies, and both children and stores alike have greedily embraced it.”


    The average Norwegian is set to spend 50 kroner per adult, or just under 300 kroner per child aged between 4 and 15 years old. And it is families with children who are the most eager to celebrate Halloween. The money is spent on costumes, candy and decorations.


    Stende added: “Some families spend more, while others spend less or nothing at all. But it is a fact. It has become far more difficult - especially for families with children - not to relate to Halloween.”

    http://www.thelocal.no/20141028/norway-to-spend-millions-on-us-style-halloween


     
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  3. Johan

    Johan Took a TSLA bear test. Came back negative.

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    The US is slowly taking over our traditions... and the streets are filling up with cars made in America. What has become of the world? :)
     
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    Pretty soon, you'll be just like Canada :tongue:
     
  5. RobStark

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    American Halloween has its origins in Celtic Pagan Harvest festivals and other German-Roman harvest festivals.

    It is cross pollination of Western Culture. Which gets re-exported throughout the world.

    Isolated cultures are dying cultures. Fighting for cultural purity in the Information Age is a Quixotic endeavor.


    Mix and match. Go with the flow. Be the water not the rock.
     
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    ++1
     
  7. ggr

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    Hallowe'en is promoted to make money. I don't care what its roots are/were, it is now a completely commercial venture. I choose not to subsidize it.
     
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    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

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    The mind boggles: think of all those Olavettes and Indgridittes shuffling along like Erik the Viking, looting and plundering their innocent neighbors of goodies....

    Wait a minute. Haven't we seen this before? :tongue:
     
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    Happy Halloween wherever you are!

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