I grew up knowing almost nothing about Halloween the way Westerners celebrate it (with pumpkins, costumes, trick or treat and abundance of candies) instead we go to loved-ones graves with flowers and candles to remember, commemorate and pay respect on either the 1st or 2nd of November. I know that times are now a changing there and we are now well established here. It’s high time to marry our cultures and make our little one understand the differences and the history of both. 🙂

I attended numerous Halloween parties here when I was in my 20’s and early 30’s but it’s embarrassing to admit that it’s actually my first time to carve some pumpkins — it’s the little one’s first time as well. We did good. 😀

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This is Elijah’s third halloween. His first, he was a dinosaur; second was an airplane. He wanted to be a pilot but we weren’t able to find a costume in time. The substitute worked out well, don’t you think? 🙂

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We met up with friends first for a light dinner and off we go trick or treatin’. I was only able to take photos from the first house we visited as it was already too dark and camera was acting up.

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We lit up candles when we got home and said a little prayer before we went to sleep for all the souls who are now looking after us…. 🙂

What about you? How do you celebrate/remember this holiday?

Much love,
Joyce

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