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.

Xiamen Hash House harriers

My friend Emilie (in the mask) walked the almost full 12km wearing that stinky, hot mask. She got a lot of attention and kids were especially funny to watch react to her.


More "spooky" costumes.

More “spooky” costumes.

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!*).

Halloween Class in China


Halloween class in China

Halloween class in China

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!


Autumn · November 4, 2015 at 4:32 pm

Becky! Candy corns? Really? This is what you miss? SMH.

I want to take your class also.

Becky · November 5, 2015 at 9:53 pm

hahaha, the strange things you miss eh? Sometimes I get a crazy craving for Good & Plenty’s. Can’t explain why.

And you are welcome to join at anytime! Though if you came to my class I’d make you the teacher and I’d sit down. 😉

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