In Austria, people leave kringle pastries on the counter overnight “for the spirits.” Then they sneak into neighboring houses to eat each others’ kringle. In the morning, if all your kringle is gone, it proves you’re really popular.
In Great Britain, Halloween is called Mischief Night. Children steal doors off hinges and carry them away. Once they stole the Tower of London and threw it in the pond behind the Queen’s country home in Sandringham.
Many people in Hong Kong believe ancestral spirits roam the world on this day. To appease the spirits, they burn paper money. Their spouses frantically try to put out the flames.
Young trick-or-treaters in Canada are given six-packs of Molson’s.
Ghosts from rival families in Sicily appear overnight and attempt to murder each other – again.
People in Mexico fire pistols into the air and try to be somewhere else when the bullets land.
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