Why I Should Hate Halloween (But Don't)

Yesterday I found a post from an Italian blogger, Michela, on why she hated Halloween
Which made me think, why don't I hate it? Everything Michela mentioned in her post is true for me as well. Here are just a couple of reasons why I should loathe this holiday (but really, I love it):

1. There's nothing in this universe that I hate as much as scary movies (ok, maybe fur).

Especially bloody, gory, slasher ones. Call me boring, but I just don't get the point of watching people get murdered for two hours. I have seen a few of the classics (The Shining, The Exorcist, Psycho) and the teenybopper ones (Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer), but The Ring and SEVEN DAYYSSS....of nightmares (not to mention never turning on the TV or answering the phone when alone in a room...for a month) prompted my decision to close the door on horror movies forever. I wouldn't go near the newer stuff, like Paranormal Activity, for all the cash in the world.

2. Spiders are my worst phobia ever.

Yes, even the big, black ones that are obviously plastic. Shudders.

3. Getting dressed up is not really my thing.

Now, don't get me wrong. By "getting dressed up" I mean dressing up AS something, not just putting on a cute dress. Sure, if someone brought a cute Halloween costume to my house and all I had to do was wear it, I'd be all for it. But spending actual time and actual money on something that I will only wear once a year to look "scary" (and let's face it, a little bit slutty)? I don't know. I guess I'm just too much of a poor writer for that.
Example: remember the gloves from the 30s party? Who knows where they are now and when/if I will ever wear them again! But I spent an afternoon hunting for them and €12 on buying them. For one night.

4. Fireworks.

Okay, I realise that this makes me sound like the most boring person in two centuries, and I do think fireworks are amazingly beautiful. But. All the harm they do to nature and animals really makes me sad. Last New Years, my family's cat got so terrified of the noise that he hid for two hours and we still have no idea where he was as we couldn't find him. Furthermore, people tend to light those annoying smaller things in the streets at night and that just scares the living heck out of me.

Weirdly, despite all these things, I have always loved Halloween and never missed a party. I don't know, maybe there's something about making all the spookiness fun instead of scary that makes it such an appealing holiday. Or maybe it's the sweets (although pretty much none are vegan...) and the pumpkins. Gotta love the pumpkins!


  1. ;) Love it too..


  2. A me piace, la trovo una festa divertente, soprattutto per i bambini e gli adolescenti ovviamente. Ma io per esempio adoro anche le feste in maschera ed i film horror, quindi mi sa che non faccio testo. :-D

    In Italia comunque è una tradizione che è stata acquisita solo di recente, quindi rimane meno sentita e partecipata rispetto ai paesi anglosassoni.

    Com'è andato il tuo primo Halloween in London? Raccontaci...

  3. una volta vorrei essere in america ah halloween, lì sì che è uno spettacolo!


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