November 2, 2014
Halloween is not widely celebrated here. From what I gather it is only celebrated in the areas expats frequent and in the English schools. Halloween isn’t something I really celebrated when I was growing up so I’ve never really cared that much for the holiday. In fact, I’ve never been trick or treating! However, this year was a more exciting because the kids were really looking forward to wearing their costumes and eating candy!
We decorated our kindergarten classrooms and had a Halloween Party on Thursday and Friday for the younger classes. They “trick or treated” (sort of) by lining up and getting candy, we sang the Trick or Treat song (which I did not know!), and we had a costume contest. It was an exhausting day for me but a really fun day for the kiddos.
There were a lot of princesses in the morning classes and a ton of witches in the afternoon. I think there’s probably a pretty limited selection of costumes available here and the concept of creative costumes is a little bit lost on them.