Monday, December 6, 2010

Halloween in Athens


Halloween is not celebrated in Greece, so the American students at HAU were more than happy to introduce the holiday to our peers. Sheila and I planned a party at Abridor- a cafe near our university. We had carmel popcorn, candy corn, and other sugar candy brought over to Greece from the US. Greek people eat chocolate and other treats, but rarely eat what they call "sugar candy." This is skittles, starburst, taffy-those kinds of candy.

We played a compilation of Greek music, old rock, and popular music. We also had scary, halloween movies playing in the background on a projector overhead.

Our Greek friends did not really understand the concept of halloween so it was fun to try to explain it to them. They could not believe that kids walk around asking for free candy and that everyone actually gives out the candy for free. It was definitely interesting to try to explain the holiday.

I dressed up as a tourist for the party. I had on sandals with white socks, an i love athens t-shirt, shorts, a hat, and a fanny pack. In my hand I had a map and a huge camera. It was funny to see the reactions of the Greek students.


All of the FPU students got together and had a real halloween party. We all dressed up this time and partied like it was 1999. It was so fun to celebrate an American holiday in another country. I dressed up as a housewife. We all had a really great night :)

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