A woman in the U.K. has reportedly called for a Halloween decoration ban after she claimed a recent bathroom trip left her confused about a toilet’s working order.
The woman, whose identity hasn’t been revealed, apparently aired her grievance on Nextdoor – a hyperlocal social media platform for neighborhoods – according to a report from MyLondon, a British newspaper owned by London-based publisher Reach plc.
MyLondon reports that the bathroom the woman visited at a local business had a “keep out” sign on its toilet.
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“[I] think that Halloween decorations should be banned,” the woman reportedly wrote. “I ended up leaving this establishment because I got confused as to if these toilets were out of service and no entry.”
“How are people expected to be able to know what’s opened and closed when [there are] big keep out signs on everything,” the post reportedly continued.
Warning signs are a common Halloween decoration sold by party supply companies. However, not all countries celebrate Halloween the same.
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The day has been gaining popularity in the U.K. in recent years and the decorating of homes and businesses has become a growing trend, according to MyLondon.
In Britain, Halloween has traditionally been celebrated with ghost stories, vegetable carvings and kid-friendly games, including bobbing for apples, according to Historic UK, a British history and heritage magazine.
“The current use of pumpkins is a relatively modern innovation imported from the United States, and we can also extend the same debt of gratitude to our friends in America for that ‘quaint’ ‘trick-or-treat’ tradition,” the magazine wrote in a Halloween-focused culture report.
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Halloween has been a spookier celebration in Scotland with children often dressing up as evil spirits, according to Historic UK.
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The magazine reports that some Scottish Halloween celebrants participate in traditional activities that can be traced to the pagan Celtic festival of Samhain – which is thought to be one of the origins of Halloween.
Hosting bonfires, carving turnip lanterns, burning nuts, pulling plants and “dookin’ for apples” are all considered Samhain-Halloween activities, according to Historic UK.
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