Happy Halloween from Canada!
Over the past three years, I have experienced Halloween in different countries. It’s amazing how different it is, yet so many things are similar. In Canada, the children get dressed up, anxiously waiting to see how much chocolate they get (and the moms wait to see how many peanut butter cups they get to take from their kid’s stash! haha – at least that’s what this mom used to do!). Some costumes are elaborate, some are home made, and some are store bought – but no matter what they wear – all kids in costumes are adorable!!!
In Prague, Halloween wasn’t that big of a celebration – perhaps because it is a big tourist city, there are some celebrations for the expats, but I don’t recall seeing the all out celebrations like in North America.
China surprised me, but perhaps it was also because I was teaching in a private school that wanted the international exposure given to the kids, but they had a huge celebration at Halloween, including a Halloween costume parade, the kids getting treats from the other classes, and a truly spectacular Halloween show put on in the auditorium! It was a sight to see. While the kids did not go door to door trick or treating, they did get a lot of candy at school and really enjoyed the party that they had.
Halloween will always be my favourite celebration during the year – I love seeing the little kids all dressed up. Tonight I saw a skeleton, an Ella from Frozen and a ninja (there were more but not as many as there used to be).
I love Halloween!!