Have a Spooky Hallowe'en!

October 31, 2014

I'm not particularly fond of Hallowe'en. Witches, zombies and blood are not my cup of tea. Being born in Spain I never went trick or treating or celebrated this festivity in any way. 
Here, we dress up for Carnival and we go from door to door asking for a few coins (aguinaldo) in exchange of singing carols at Christmas time. 

Times have changed, though. Nowadays, Hallowe'en is celebrated in my country. Mainly for commercial purposes. You know, celebration equals spending money... Every year I see more and more little girls dressed as witches, boys as vampires and Hallowe'en candy available in stores. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against it. In fact, any excuse is good to decorate the house (guilty!) It's just that I don't think it will ever feel like one of our own festivities, it will always be something borrowed.

Is Hallowe'en celebrated in your country? I'd love to know the opinion of those who, like me, don't come from English speaking countries.

Enjoy the weekend!
Cristina xo


  1. Same here in France ! Never heard of it as a child except during English classes, then for about 2 or 3 years when I was a teenager it was really huge but extremely commercial( I remember stores going crazy with decorations!!!),with everybody going trick or treat-ing, and then it completely faded away, but is now coming back, but slightly different,more like the trendy thing to do, like go out, host a party, bake special things for the occasion. But I haven't seen anyone out on the streets trick or treat-ing.
    It's just not cultural here, just another occasion to have fun. But I like Mardi Gras Carnaval best :)

    1. Same here! It was just an ESL activity. Thanks for commenting, sweetie :*

  2. wishing you also a happy halloween weekend

  3. Yes, it's the same for me. I'm Italian and here Halloween is arriving very slowly. Yestwerday I've made my second pumpkin ever!!

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