One of our favorite things about the American culture is that they celebrate EVERYTHING!! From the outside it can be easily viewed as "over the top" and commercialized but the way we see it... Why would you not want to celebrate life and let your hair down at every given opportunity?
We must admit it has taken some time to have the mind shift from "oh those crazy Americans are at it again " to "While in Rome, do as the Romans" but now that we are on board... WE LOVE IT!
We say... Celebrate all you can! Life is too short!
Which brings us to Halloween... Such a fun day & night for the kiddies and adults alike. We trick or treat in our village and our wonderful volunteer fire crew turn the local fire station into a haunted house! VERY SPOOKY!
Every classroom in Ryley's school has their own wee party and then the entire school parades in their costumes for proud parents and bystanders. Totally adorable and full of fun! The Americans take this holiday so seriously... they dismiss the kids early! Half day for everyone! YAHOO!
The amount of candy is honestly quite hideous but the fun had is worth it!