Woot! Woot! It’s Halloween time people! While not an actual holiday in China, Halloween is getting bigger and bigger and in Xiamen there are now THREE major events thousands will be going to. And bars, restaurant, and most stores are getting into the spirit with spooky decorations and lots of cut-out pumpkins. And for the past few weeks any sort of activity was “Halloween themed.” For instance last week we had a Hash and everyone was told to dress up.
And in my classes it was Halloween all week. We spent the first half talking about Halloween and customs. Then we played games like wrap the mummy, pin-the-tail-on-the-cat, and a pumpkin word search. The winners got candy and at the end of class I gave everyone some so now I’m the most popular teacher in school (until next week when I make them do their midterm *Mwahaha!*).
Sadly. candy corn has not made it’s way to China yet. Not even at the fancy foreign store. I imagine that outside America the market is not that big because they are basically just little sugar bombs. (But delicious sugar bombs.)
Anyway, Happy Halloween from China y’all!