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24 pumpkins – visiting Canada



We’ll leave the political scandals and rantings to the Dutch newspapers. Only two souls post at 24 oranges (we are always looking for more – drop us an e-mail – no really!), and one of them is enjoying a vacation in Québec, Canada, where these lovely pumpkins were snapped.

Canada celebrates Halloween, while the Netherlands does not. When the Dutch do try to celebrate it, they often take elements of Christmas and give them an orange and black twist, like cakes and gifts. It’s weird.

And then a note to those city employees that make so much noise blowing leaves in the street twice a week and in some places on Sundays:


They sell plastic garbage bags with funny faces here that look like Halloween pumpkins. They are more efficient, nicer and the kids like to help rake the leaves. It has to be cheaper and less noisy than those stupid blowers.

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  1. Dave says:

    11 November is Sint Maarten. That’s the Dutch version of Halloween (sort of).

  2. Jay Vos says:

    Québec, eh? La Belle Province. You should come on down to Vermont; I’ll show you around. The views of the Adirondacks from our Burlington waterfront are wonderful.

    BTW, if you head to Montréal, try Nonya restaurant indonesienne in Outremont. Very nice. I make pilgrimages frequently for nasi and loempia’s!

  3. Orangemaster says:

    I love the Adirondacks, I used to climb them (Keene Valley) :) Indonesian? Cool, thanks for the tip!

  4. lola granola says:

    Mmmmmm. Poutine.

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