(Alejandra from Colombia above) We are all about the cultural exchange and the experiential learning that this year overseas brings in all its many forms. Halloween holds a special place in the culture of the US population with cities and small towns alike coming alive around this spooky death-focused holiday. In our first [...]
This multi-day holiday is celebrated in Mexico and Latin America between October 31-Nov 2. Here amongst the beautiful diversity of the US, we find celebrations and ornamentation that is also highighting the festivities, but how can we ensure we understand the difference? Let's learn more. Day of the Dead or Dia de Muertos has [...]
Banks Of The Foyle Halloween Carnival/Tourism Ireland Dressing up as a ghost, ghoul, fantasy figure or celebrity and kids trick-or-treating is the American idea of Halloween. But its somber roots are in its very name: originally All Hallows’ Eve, it was the night before All Saints’ Day, followed by All Souls Day, both [...]
Evelyn's host family invited Michele and Yumi, 2 other Brazilian au pairs in Dominique Ortiz's Virginia-based cluster, to carve pumpkins for Halloween! Having the au pairs participate in this typical U.S. tradition for Halloween is a great example of global awareness.