Wednesday, October 31, 2012

This is Halloween...

...and I am sitting at home with no candy, and no costume. Halloween in Denmark is not the most popular holiday, but it's been getting more and more attention over the past few years.

On Culture Night Copenhagen, DIS had a pumpkin carving event with s'mores and even a haunted house!

You have no idea how happy this made me...

Okay, so Denmark doesn't have graham crackers or Hershey's bars...but this Danish s'more was still delicious

I wish I carved a pumpkin :(

Also, Tivoli decorates its grounds the two weeks before Halloween for the Potato Holidays when Danish and Swedish students are out of school.

I think they have the right idea...

Unfortunately Tivoli is very expensive so I didn't go inside, but you can still see the jack-o-lantern lined pathways!

It was weird walking around tonight and not seeing anyone dressed up in costumes on the train, but as soon as I got back to my host family's house, I saw lots of kids dressed up for Trick-or-Treating...or in Danish: Slik-eller-Ballade "Candy-or-Trouble"

I'm having some intense nostalgia thinking back to my Trick-or-Treating days. I remember walking around with a pillow case (usually dressed up as a witch) and once my bag got full, I would go home, dump everything out on the floor, and organize all the candy into piles. I wish I could still go Trick-or-Treating now...but unfortunately I have no costume...and I'm 21 years old. Shouldn't I be out at some swanky Halloween party right now?

Nah, I think I'm just gonna watch The Nightmare Before Christmas and relive my childhood.

Off to Iceland tomorrow where apparently 80% of the population believes in magic, so maybe I'll get a little taste of Halloween there too :)

Hej Hej,


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