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By Kiana WilburgHalloween seems to be etching its way firmly in the mainstream of Guyanese festivities.When it was first introduced into the Guyanese society, the predominantly ‘western’ concept was not widely accepted but today, many look forward to the arcane celebration.Known as All Hallows’ Eve or All Saints’ Eve, Halloween was officially celebrated on Thursday last but the biggest local parties in observance of this event were held last week Saturday.A group of women who took part in the Halloween festivitiesThis holiday is celebrated annually around the world in remembrance of the dead, including saints,Discount NFL Jerseys, martyrs and all the faithful departed believers of Christianity.It is observed by western Christians and many non Christians around the world through activities such as, “Trick-or-Treating,” costume parties,Wholesale Jerseys Online, making jack-o-lanterns, lighting bonfires, divination and apple bobbing.However, over the years, Halloween has been adopted and tailored by many countries to suit their unique cultures. One such country is Guyana.While it is anyone’s guess whether Guyanese will ever adopt and implement certain aspects of the celebration such as the ‘trick or treating’ facet,NFL Jerseys From China, the costume parties have been totally espoused by most, and continues to grow in number each year.This year has proven to be a huge success in this regard with over 40 parties celebrated countrywide as opposed to the meager five held last year.Some businesses have noted an almost 95 percent increase in the sale of costumes, but emerging as the largest supplier this year was the Giftland Office Max which offered in excess of 50 types of costumes, for all ages and sizes .Staff member Gavin Bob told Kaieteur News that ,Cheap Jerseys Outlet,”Costumes with matching accessories were available for all ages, and what we noticed was that people were very excited and anxious about this event and customers were asking for the costumes even before we had them out. The most popular costumes were the most elaborate and sexy ones like the biker girls, witches, and the army girl’s costumes and even the baseball costumes for women.”And since Halloween was celebrated countrywide, Naughty Collections in Berbice ensured that they cashed in on the costume frenzy.‘I am actually surprised at the turn out this year. Last year I didn’t have much of a sale to talk about but this year I am sorry I didn’t invest more. I had about 30 costumes on sale this year and in one day they were sold out. Halloween is taking over and I think Guyanese have adopted this holiday not paying much attention to its historical meaning. Guyanese are generally inclined to partying and I think people love the fact that they can dress up and be someone exotic or wear something that is elaborate and eccentric and have fun with it. But it has taken over and I think that it is clear that it is here to stay,Cheap NFL Jerseys China,” expressed the owner, Marsha Prescott.Stealing the coveted crown of ‘Halloween Party of the Year’ was, “Monster’s Ball” which was held at the newly built club at the United Centre City Mall on Regent and Camp Streets.From the décor, it was easily referred to as ‘the underworld” by those in attendance.The party saw more than 95 percent of the patrons decked out in the most horrifying costumes as well as some of the most exotic.It was the perfect combination of eerie and “spectacularly-inviting.”Speaking with Kaieteur News was Navin Singh, General Manager of the Club that has become a new sensation in the City. “I am amazed and I always knew Guyanese love theme parties, but they really went all out for this year’s Halloween festivities. And it was surprising and pleasing to know that if people didn’t buy a costume they made one and that made me really happy and it shows that they really wanted to be a part of it. Some people say if you’re not American you shouldn’t celebrate Halloween but I don’t agree with that. It’s a chance to dress up. Be your favourite super hero. Be someone else and just have an amazing time. My team and I are happy to bring the best party and we are happy that it turned out to be a hit.”Some Halloween revelers noted that “Halloween is something new to us and quite frankly there are some aspects of the holiday we don’t care for,NFL Jerseys China, but we love the aspect of dressing up in costumes and actually coming out. It may even be the perfect excuse to dress however you want to without being judged. Besides it’s a great departure from dressing in your fancy dresses and brand name clothes. It gives you an opportunity to be crazy… Live a little as they say.”However other sections of the populace expressed a different view as they believe that Halloween is a concept adopted purely on the basis for businessmen to make money.One representative of the group said, “To be honest, we feel that it is just an opportunity for businessmen to make money and exploit the already poor society. But what the heck, some Guyanese are very foreign minded and new face and we believe that this is just a passing phase. But if you are going to adopt a holiday, businessmen should consider going all the way instead of just focusing on the costumes and so forth.”Regardless of the dissenting opinions, one thing is clear, a large section of the Guyanese society has gravitated towards this growing phenomenon and if the costume frenzy and the numerous parties are anything to judge by, they are certainly fashioning the holiday to their unique taste.
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