This is one american tradition I can do without So around easter here in Sweden we have a tradition where kids dress up. Make homemade easter greeting cards then walk door to door and hand them out. Often reciving candy in return. This tradition has been losing popularity lately amoung kids to the american tradition of dressing up and demanding candy under threats of punishments to those who don't give out candy. I can certainly see how this is more appealing. Instead of having make and hand out something in exchange for candy you just go "candy. Or else!" A bit one sided perhaps and I have to say. Not a huge fan of the theme. What has made it even worse here is the mix up between halloween and our tradition "All Saints day" which is a day to go place candles at the graves of our deceased loved ones and remember them. It's said that it's the one day of the year where the spirits of the dead can come visit their families Halloween on the other hand is about scaring away evil spirits which makes for an even worse combination when the two get mixed up by ignorant adults and their greedy little kids. So yeah. Over there: Much cherished tradition I'm sure and if I ever came to visit I would respect it, but over here. Not so welcome.