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Monday, November 1, 2010

EF Halloween Party

This weekend we had a Halloween party at my school. Over 100 students showed up, many of them in Halloween costumes. We played traditional games like musical chairs & tug of war, we carved pumpkins & wrapped each other in toilet paper to see who could make the best mummy. It was loads of fun!

I was surprised at how the students really got into all the festivities. Halloween isn't celebrated in China, & most people have just a vague understanding of what the holiday is about. But I guess you don't need to know the history of Halloween to dress up in a crazy outfit & walk around wrapped in toilet paper. That's just plain fun no matter where you are.

This is a pretty creative Jack-o-Lantern for a group of first-time pumpkin carvers.


Steve Skinner said...

Great job on the pumpkin!

Nancy Lewis said...

It's apparently really hard to find pumpkins in Shanghai. We almost had Jack-o-Melons, but they finally found some. I don't think this would have worked as well with cantaloupe.