1 Nov 2008


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When I started blogging two 2 1/2 years ago, I saw for the first time Halloween pictures and could read how people, especially Americans celebrate Halloween. I started to celebrate it too, but only on my blog and a little decoration in my house.

This year for the first time in my life I celebrated Halloween, or rather I assisted to some celebrations. When my son was little it didn't exist, but since 4 or 5 years it comes slowly up also in Brussels.

There was a Halloween party under the Atomium. For those who don't know, the Atomium is for Brussels like the Statue of Liberty in New York or the Eiffel tower in Paris. A reason for me to "run" there, armed with my camera.

I saw a lot of devils and witches

cute little pumpkins

and also for the first time in my life a pumpkin carving ! What a fun for the kids ! I really regretted that I couldn't participate I had no child or grandchild at my disposal !

But I had a lot of fun together with my friend and when we had seen enough we had a hot tea and a Brussels' speciality, I forgot the name, but it was caramelized apple cake with Vanilla ice cream !

And to end my first Halloween day in real 9 little devils, pumpkins and witches rang at my door and asked for treats ! That too was an event as I live now 33 years in this house !! Of course I had bought sweets and chocolate just in case ....

I am always open to follow nice customs of other countries !


Hootin' Anni said...

Oh my goodness...that little pumpkin with the white/blond hair reminds me of ME! When I was little of course. She's a doll [not that I was, but well.....you know]

Looks like a super fun day for you Gattina.

Happy weekend.

Anonymous said...

Me too has come to like Halloween lately. And I so wish that we hd been celebrated it as a kid, so much fun for the kids!!! Creative fun. Love that pumpkin carving photo, they're so active :-)

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

Halloween can be a lot of fun for young children. It is nice Belgians are finally joining the fun. Here is a source about the Celtic source of Halloween/Samhain. http://www.chalicecentre.net/samhain.htm

maryt/theteach said...

Looks like everyone had a lot of fun, Gattina! :)

Jientje said...

You told me in a comment that there are a lot of Americans living in Waterloo. I had no idea.
This looks nlike a fun event! Enjoy your weekend Gattina, even though the weather sucks! It's been dark all afternoon, ewww!

♥.Trish.♥ Drumboys said...

sounds like you had fun ...we don't really celebrate Halloween in Australia either.
The liittle devils would have been a cute sight.

Rachel said...

Well how nice that you had trick or treaters!! It's always fun seeing their costumes and giving out candy! We don't live in an area that they come too, since they usually go to subdivisions or to town where there are lots of homes with sidewalks and it's easier for the kids.

Have a great rest of the weekend!!

Merle said...

Dear Gattina ~~ It sounds like you enjoyed your first Halloween. We don't celebrate it here in Australia.A couple of years ago, some kids came and asked for lollies. None this year, so it must have been nice for you to have 9 callers.