Book abstract: In 1999 the French bishops condemned the celebration of Halloween in France. In 2003 the Moscow Department of Education recommended the banning of Halloween celebrations in all educational institutions under its control. In 2008 a group of Catalan intellectuals launched an internet petition against the Halloween celebrations organised by the Port Aventura theme park, arguing that they were detrimental to long-standing Catalan traditions associated with 31 October. In the meantime children and young people all over Europe - and increasingly adults - are energetically adopting and adapting the American version of Halloween as a source of fun, community building and general revelry.
|Title of host publication||Treat or Trick? Halloween in a Globalising World|
|Publisher||Cambridge Scholars Publishing|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2009|
- television and media studies