Most kids today in the US will probably celebrate Halloween today in one way or another. Maybe they'll get to wear a cute costume to school or even go trick or treating tonight. Here in France though, it is just another day.
Other than our celebration a couple of weeks ago, this holiday will go unnoticed here.
The supermarkets aren't overloaded with carving pumpkins (or any other kind really).
There aren't aisles and aisles of bite sized candy in decorative orange and black.
No aisles of costumes and masks lining every store you go into.
My boys have never experienced anything like this.
Nathan has been constantly saying "trick or treat". He also keeps asking about the "party at the park", the one with the chocolates. This is what he will remember about Halloween.
Instead of letting this depress me, as it has in the past, I decided to embrace this holiday in my own small way.
My very own Charlie Brown and his pumpkin.
Welcome to France - and Happy Halloween!