Favorite things about halloween across the world

by Iris Pinto Hidalgo/Staff Writer

Photos by Iris Pinto Hidalgo and Emily Oleksy

1-Contessa Poyser-11

-What do you like the most about Halloween?

“My favorite thing about halloween has always been getting candy and dressing up. Also I love the decorating, the candy, the dressing up, all of it is so fun.”

-What did you do on Halloween when you were a child?

“I’ve never really gone to Halloween parties or anything because when I was young I always would’ve rather spent my time trick-or-treating.”

-What do you usually do on this date?

“Now that I’m older I like to dress up and pass out the candy to little kids. Usually I’ll watch a classic horror movie or something too.”

-Do you have Halloween in your country?

“Since I’m from America, we have Halloween and it’s hands-down my favorite non-religious holiday.

2-Emily Schreiber -11

-What do you like the most about Halloween?

“This year I’m going with friends of my host parents and we’ll go trick or treating with their kids. Normally I don’t celebrate Halloween.”

-What did you do on Halloween when you were a child?

“Some years I had Halloween parties with my friends but usually we don’t do anything on Halloween in Germany.” 

-Do you have Halloween in your country?

“No, we don’t. Some families do it but it’s nothing big and no trick or treating.”

3-Sara Cassitta-11

-What do you like the most about Halloween?

“There is no big celebration in Italy for Halloween but I like to put on makeup and go to parties with my friends.”

-What did you do on Halloween when you were a child?

“I didn’t do a big celebration but sometimes I dressed up and I went to small parties or to see movies in my friends’ houses.”

-Do you have Halloween in your country?

“Not too much they try to take some of the American traditions but not by the majority of the population.”

4- Phil Leswing 

-What do you like the most about Halloween?

“I like the costumes because it is fun to see people dress up in the streets.”

-What did you do on Halloween when you were a child?

“I dressed up in costumes and went to houses to get candy.”

-Do you have Halloween in your country?

“Yes, I always celebrate it.”

5-Cristina Yagüe-11 Grade

-What do you like the most about Halloween?

“Usually I don’t celebrate Halloween because I’m from Spain.”

-What did you do on Halloween when you were a child?

“I liked to believe I was in America and I tried to go trick or treating but finally I never did.”

-Do you have Halloween in your country?

“No, most of the people don’t celebrate Halloween in Spain but some of them take on American traditions.”

I have found it very interesting to do this interview and see the contrast between cultures and the different way of celebrating Halloween around the world. Also the contrast between older and younger people is interesting and we can compare it in this series of interviews.