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In Belgium I learned another custom. Suddenly once a year people are remembering that they have deads in the family. So everybody runs on the 1st Nov to the cimetary armed with huge bundles of mums. You will find mums in almost every shop and on every market. Usually they only buy this for the cimetary. But there are also exceptions of course, me included, I like these big flower bundles and bought some for the patio and the house entrance, and of course on our animal grave under the wheeping willow tree. Nobody knew about Halloween anymore until Hallowe'en celebrations in England became again popular when in the 1980s, American families living in London reintroduced Hallowe'en traditions such as pumpkin faces (and the US trick-or-treat) uncommon in Britain and Ireland.