Saturday, November 9, 2013
Halloween in Vientiane
The answer is no, they do not celebrate Halloween in Laos. However, there are a lot of ex-pats here and Halloween is celebrated by British and Australian people, though maybe not to the same extent as Americans. So, I volunteered to host the Thursday morning playgroup on Halloween. I did it with the help of Marissa. Her husband is new to project Matt's working on, so I was able to buy costumes from Amazon, send them to Marissa in the States and have them in time. It was awesome. She also brought Halloween decorations from Wal-Mart that really made the house feel festive. And we made green punch (kiwi juice and sprite) and cupcakes. It was a good time. Also, there was a party at an international school here that we attended. They got to trick or treat at 7 doors there on Halloween, and at 5 doors two days before at Matt's coworker's apartments. They didn't get a ton of candy, of course, but that is totally fine! And the kids love their costumes so much that they have been wearing them ever since!