This post is specially dedicated to my lil' brother, whose birthday falls on Halloween day. He is always eager to find out how does the Western people celebrate this day.
Coming from an Asia country, I did not know much about Halloween before I went to Canada as we do not have such 'celebration' in Malaysia. If I am not wrong, most of the Asia countries don't celebrate this day too.
If you are curious to find out more about Halloween, like how did Halloween come about, or the place of origin of such event, or even why is pumpkin-carving a common thing to do for Halloween, you can easily find out these information from the internet. Due to the fact that I am not entirely familiar with the background of such day, I better not blog about it.
What I can share with you, however, is the way they do it nowadays. Halloween-related products have been everywhere these two months. From Wal-mart to departmental stores, grocery stores, even pharmacies are selling tons and tons of Halloween stuffs. Be it the candies, the costumes, or the decor items, it's literally everywhere!
I have been taking some pictures whenever I bump into these Halloween stuffs. I shall share more with you if there is more.
Fall flowers, pumpkins, scarecrows ... Often, you can see the stores displaying many items outside the stores. No, there isn't anyone who is keeping an eye on these merchandise. Surprisingly, the stores aren't afraid of looting. I guess to an extent, people in North America do have a better conscience. It seems to us that people here are more trustworthy. At least, you don't get to see scenes like this in Asian countries.
Dried corn, lots of pumpkin.
The Decor Items
If you're lazy to carve a pumpkin yourself, no fear, you can always get one of these.
Not-so-scarry decor items.
Something cute, something classic, something scary.
I am omitting many scary items. Can you imagine you can also buy tombstones, even talking skulls, or wicked singing skulls. Freaky!
Normally, many households will decorate the front yard will many Halloween decorative items. On Halloween that day itself, children will get dressed-up into different costumes and will hop from one house to another, asking for 'Trick or Treat'. I understand that people don't usually trick the kids nowadays, only giving them candies. Lots of candies, indeed. Normally, each kid will get a handful of different types of candies from one household. So, at the end of the night, if the kids are determined to knock on as many doors as they can, I believe they can get candy supplies that suffice for entire year.
These will look so cute on toddlers.
For the little girls ...
You can be angels, Cinderellas, even Snow Whites ...
You can be one of the CareBear yourself! Or dress-up as a cheerleader, or firefighter, or policeman, or even a car-racer.
More selections for the girls.
The boys? Fuoh. Superman, Batman, all sorts of power rangers, Mr.Incredible, Darth Vader, etc. You name it, you get it.
Or even samurai, or hobbit, or soldiers ...
Spears and shields as accessories.
Get fully-armoured with these ...
I suspect there will be a lot of Sith walking around during this coming Halloween.
The kids will carry buckets like these while hopping around ...
Or these ... (yes, they're buckets ... cute right? Batman's face as a bucket design, or spiderman ...)
Candies are everywhere now. All the households will try to stock up as much candies as they can in order to have sufficient supply for the kids. You can get many aisles in stores devoting to candies. All kinds of candies.
Many of the leading brands would offer special package for Halloween. You can even get them glow in the dark! How cool is that!
I am hoping to take pictures on kids who dress-up on Halloween night ... So, if you're curious to see how the kids will look like, stay tuned!