Like I've mentioned before Halloween is not celebrated in France, at least not by most French. You can find pumpkins in the grocery store, but usually pre-cut and pre-seeded ready for eating not carving. Last year, I had good intentions to take Nathan to a small Halloween festival but that never worked out and so we have never really had an official initiation into this holiday.
My mom had bought all of these cute halloween t-shirts for Nathan after they had gone on sale last year. She gave them all to me in hopes that he might get to wear them somewhere. I had them shoved in the back of the closet and honestly didn't think I would pull them out.
I decided that since Nathan is 1/2 American afterall, that he would celebrate Halloween, even if his teachers didn't understand (even though most people have heard of the holiday). That is why, every day last week, Nathan wore one of his new t-shirts to school. I was surprised that his teachers thought it was cute and funny and they looked forward to a new t-shirt everyday.
So, I guess, rather than trying to adapt our family to the French way of living that maybe they would also enjoy to see some of our traditions. I think Nathan definitely had fun wearing spiders on his shirt!
So I hope that all of your back in the States have an amazing time trick or treating and that you all stay safe today. We are celebrating a holiday here (Toussaint) and have the day off work. We will be getting together with a few more American families and living it up (for the sake of the kids of course!).