|I carved the one on the right and hubby the one on the left|
For those that don't know, Halloween was celebrated on October 31 and it is my favourite holiday here in the USA! Actually, I don't know if it can be called a holiday since you don't even get a day off, but hey, when do Americans get any holidays off work...?
I heard that many parents are against Halloween because of it's pagan roots and whatever, and they wouldn't let their kids even hear of Halloween. I think that Halloween is just one big party for all the kids and now-a-days no one really cares where it came from. It's just a time of year when you do cool stuff like dress up, go trick-or-treating and eat lots of candy. I think that instead of ignoring a very popular celebration, parents should explain to their kids why they don't celebrate Halloween as a holiday, but still let their kids have fun and don't be left out.
In Israel we celebrated Purim, which is a Jewish holiday, and you dress up and give food presents to each other. Oh, and you eat Ozney Aman which are really tasty cookies with a filling. School usually organise activities for the students and everyone dresses up. Every year my school also had a best costume competition which was fun, even if you just watched! When I came to Australia I realised that Aussie kids don't really have a holiday when they can dress up and have fun which is kind of sad... I wonder if Halloween is gonna get popular in Australia.
Things I like about Halloween
· Spooky decorations
· Pumpkin carving
· Pumpkin seeds
· Fancy dress parties
· (Free) candy
· Pumpkin Chunkin and other fall festivals
· Availability of cool items you can never find during the year
· Haunted houses (I didn't have the chance to go this year)
I'm sure I forgot something but you get the idea.
|This one was the winner of the first round|
I can't wait for next year!