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schwentor
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HI
Well we are finally making the move down to St. Thomas.
We are arriving on the 26th.
I was wondering if anybody knows if there are any Halloween activities for kids?
Is Halloween even celebrated down there?
My kids are 6 months, 3, 7, 10.
Any info. is much appreciated.

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Topic starter Posted : October 13, 2011 12:12 am
East Ender
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Halloween is not very PC here. However, Montessori is having a Fall Festival on the 29th. From memory, costumes and games, music and fun!! Open to all. (tu)

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Posted : October 13, 2011 1:03 am
glynnswife
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St. Thomas Yacht Club always has a great party for kids with haunted house and games and stuff. Call them for time and exact date.

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Posted : October 13, 2011 11:00 am
schwentor
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Thanks for the answers I appreciate it!

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Topic starter Posted : October 13, 2011 4:46 pm
Hiya!
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I've never heard Halloween isn't PC? Is that a religious thing? Cause I don't get that. On stx it's a huge party weekend for the adults and people really put work into their costumes, some people put a insane amount of work into them. Even after halloween is over there is always a theme party going on somewhere. People really like to dress up in the islands.

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Posted : October 14, 2011 4:29 pm
Tippi
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Yacht Haven Grande, St. Thomas — October 30, 2011

2-5pm

Put on your Halloween Costume and Trick 'n Treat along the most beautiful pumpkin trail on the planet. Goodie bags for kids and special guest appearance by Tommy Starfish.

Telephone: 340-774-9500

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Posted : October 14, 2011 5:41 pm
East Ender
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Hiya: Which people like to dress up? On St Thomas all the parties etc. are aimed at the tourists and the stateside folk. A great number of West Indians find it devilish. Yes, I think it is a religious deal.

As I said, Montessori is having a Fall Festival with : "Games, prizes, cake walk, bounce house, children's costume parade at 3 pm., face painting and more" per their ad. Saturday 10/29 noon to 4 pm. Adults free, children $3 entry. Activity tickets can be purchased individually or pay $20 for an all day pass. Sounds like Halloween without the name! 😉

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Posted : October 14, 2011 8:08 pm
dntw8up
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The day after Halloween is what is celebrated here; All Saints Day is a territorial holiday when locals spruce-up family graves/tombs.

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Posted : October 14, 2011 11:05 pm
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East Ender: On St Croix all age groups dress up. There are huge parties in our down town area and a very large VICARE charity event that draws a huge crowd as well. Downtown generally does not try to compete with the VICARE anymore. But it's locals (born here & transplanted) not tourists. Tourists would not be able to compete, people get serious about their costumes on this rock, some will spend half the year making them. And people are definitely secretive about them if they have a good idea. And it's not just Halloween, this island loves theme parties.

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Posted : October 15, 2011 4:52 am
Cruz
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The day after Halloween is what is celebrated here; All Saints Day is a territorial holiday when locals spruce-up family graves/tombs.

(td) smh.......There is NO such holiday named All Saints Day in the Virgin Islands. I don't know if that was a lame attempt to be funny or not. However, the holiday is called David Hamilton Jackson Day aka Liberty Day; and it has nothing to do with graves/tombs. http://www.vinow.com/articles/101508/hamilton-jackson.php

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Posted : October 15, 2011 10:32 pm
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Cruz: All Saints' Day is a religious "holiday."

David Hamilton Jackson/Liberty/Bull and Bread Day is a territorial quasi-holiday.

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Posted : October 15, 2011 11:38 pm
Cruz
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Cruz: All Saints' Day is a religious "holiday."

David Hamilton Jackson/Liberty/Bull and Bread Day is a territorial quasi-holiday.

The poster stated that "All Saints Day is a territorial holiday", which is totally false.

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Posted : October 16, 2011 12:29 am
East Ender
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dnt said it, not the OP. You, Cruz, are correct it is not a legal territorial holiday, but it is commemorated by many residents with a small "c" catholic persuasion.

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Posted : October 16, 2011 1:14 am
dntw8up
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Sorry to confuse you Cruz. I will restate what I posted earlier in the hopes that it will be more clear to you: All Saints Day is always on November 1, the day after Halloween, and November 1 is a territorial holiday, which means All Saints Day always falls on a territorial holiday, and many local Catholic families celebrate All Saints Day on November 1 by sprucing up family tombs.

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Posted : October 16, 2011 9:03 pm
East Ender
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Small c, too, dnt. 🙂 Anglicans, for example. Heck, the cathedral church is All Saints'.

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Posted : October 16, 2011 9:28 pm
dntw8up
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Hey EE - I was never a C of any sort, but was taught by nuns to always capitalize the C, or the first letter of any religious persuasion for that matter. However, I understand the distinction you are making, and perhaps I shall try to break myself of the capitalization habit (pun intended). Hope all is well with you and T! 🙂

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Posted : October 16, 2011 10:00 pm
East Ender
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Ah, but Episcopalians are taught that we are small c catholic as in the universal church. 😎 I'll bet those nuns rapped your knuckles for not being capital C Catholic!

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Posted : October 17, 2011 7:06 pm
Cruz
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Sorry to confuse you Cruz. I will restate what I posted earlier in the hopes that it will be more clear to you: All Saints Day is always on November 1, the day after Halloween, and November 1 is a territorial holiday, which means All Saints Day always falls on a territorial holiday, and many local Catholic families celebrate All Saints Day on November 1 by sprucing up family tombs.

*-) no confusion at all. Your comment was read EXACTLY how YOU wrote it.....but nice try anyway. 😉

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Posted : October 18, 2011 12:39 am
NugBlazer
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People really like to dress up in the islands.

On St Croix all age groups dress up. ... And it's not just Halloween, this island loves theme parties.

+1 You hit the nail on the head.

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Posted : October 19, 2011 3:45 am
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