This was our first Halloween in Beijing and the neighborhood goes all out. Well, some folks go all out, others no. Many houses decorated their front doors with lights, jack-o-lanterns and spider webs. One street in the compound is called the “American Avenue” since most families are from the US Embassy. We usually don’t go over there too much.
The Saturday before Halloween, a neighbor invited us over to carve pumpkins. At our house, before going, dad and me gutted the pumpkins and selected which design we wanted to carve into each of our 3 pumpkins. You can see our pumpkins, after carving, below. I think mine is the best- looks like a snake.
On Halloween night, someone from that street organized a giant Halloween parade. With some of our neighbors, we walked over Halloween night. All the kids in costume, lined up and walked around so the judges could pick the best. Not sure who one but I didn’t. Oh well, there is always next year.
There was some really good costumes, we were impressed.
After the parade, someone from the embassy brought out about 100 pizzas. Yummy. Dad said, “thank you US Tax payer!”
Soon after the party, all the kids started to trick or treat around the neighborhood. I went with a few friends and got plenty of candy. Luckily the weather was good, not too cold and good air quality.
This is me, I am a spy!!