Yes it’s true! When you travel and or live in Australia, one of the main holidays you are going to miss is Halloween. I know I could hardly believe it myself in a country that loves to dress up for footy, the races, and other parties, but they don’t bother celebrating Halloween!
So why not celebrate Halloween? Well when Canadian or American teachers in Australia have asked people in Australia the most common answers are:
1) It is an Americanized event where it is an excuse for kids to get candy. Plus we don’t like to do what other countries are doing.
2) The message of Halloween is a bad one – witches; tricking; giving away candy.
What about the joy of dressing up; or meeting your neighbours and building a safe and fun community?
All I know is that, as an adult, I miss Halloween parties, getting dressed up, giving out candy and seeing the kids in their cute costumes.
Our suggestion: get dressed up anyway, have your own Halloween party while in Australia
Speaking of what I miss in Australia as a Canadian; how about candy and treats?! Stay tuned!