Although Halloween is not traditionally celebrated in Germany, it is increasing in popularity in the last few years. In saying that, trick or treating has not really seemed to catch on and Germans think that one can only wear spooky costumes (think white faces with blood dripping), but you can still find things to do here.
Our English language playgroup decided to have a little party which we attended. We got to dress up and hear Room on a Broom besides lots of spooky treats!
We also carved pumpkins. I saw that "Halloween pumpkins" were being sold at a few fruit stands.
Bode's look is priceless here.
It turns out that we didn't really have a choice and if you look really carefully at the Scientist's hand above, you will see who we carved! (Props to the Scientist for his rendition of Baby Bird's
The pumpkin on the right is ours and the pumpkin on the left was carved by some South African friends of ours. They made a spider face. Watch out for their mad pumpkin carving skillz! This was their first one! Super gemacht!
All in all, the feeling wasn't the same and I definitely missed the US at this time but we still managed to sneak a few American traditions in.
Happy Halloween everyone!