BACK TO CHILDHOOD DURING A WEEKEND

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 This last weekend, I tried out a celebration that we don't really have in France: Halloween! When I was young, the only celebration in costume in France was Mardi- Gras which started on Ash Wednesday. It was a good occasion to eat a lot candies and crepes during my school fair. With the globalization, countries are sharing more and more their tradition; that's why, contrary to 10 years ago, now, in Europe, you can see more and more kids in the streets knocking at the doors, asking for candies and Halloween parties in bars and clubs.

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Let's come back to my first real Halloween, here, in IUP.

Like a kid, I was so excited to find my costume. I was surprised to see that I wasn't the only one. During the week before, the Wal-Mart's costume department and the Costume Shop were full of people. I thought that only kids liked wearing costumes during Halloween but I understood why adults liked it too; their costumes are very different from kids' ones or I should rather say they are sexier than theirs. The cute 7-years-old princess becomes a sexy nurse, Lady Gaga or policeman when she is 19.

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Lady Gaga and nurse costume. Pictures from Google imagesI thought yesterdays party went really well, there were alot of people dressed in costumes. which is what halloween is about for children its a time for them 2 get 2 dress up as something that they find interesteing and getting candy, while in college or older adults we enjoy being able 2 dress up & have a party, and celebrate with our friends

 

 

I like getting candy on halloween, what i dislike is that girl costumes become worse eahc yrI was really surprised to see that every student played the game of wearing a costume to go to bars and clubs. I finally dressed up as a ballerina. I would like to show you a picture but it's not professional.

 

For my first Halloween I went to a party organized by the club, the Underground. It took place in the Indiana Theater in Philadelphia Street. It was full of people and the stage was overcrowded but the good thing when a party takes place in a theater is that there is enough places to sit and you can dance everywhere in the auditorium. During the night, I saw very tiny costumes and some others very funny. There was a good ambiance. I really enjoyed myself with my friends and other IUP's students.

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The last one is my favorite. The guy was dressed up as Tiger Wood. Pictures taken by Laurie Ajavon in the Indiana's streets, Saturday night.

 

 

I asked two IUP students, there during the party what did they think about Halloween and the party.

 

"The party went really well.", said Brooke McDaniel, 21, an English major student dressed up as a cowgirl. "There were a lot of people dressed in costumes like when we were kids. Halloween is, for children, a time to get dress up in something they dream to be and to get candies, while in college and for older adults, it's a time to enjoy being able to dress up, have a party and celebrate with their friends. I liked getting candy on Halloween when I was young, what I dislike now is that girls' costumes become worse each year."I thought yesterdays party went really well, there were alot of people dressed in costumes. which is what halloween is about for children its a time for them 2 get 2 dress up as something that they find interesteing and getting candy, while in college or older adults we enjoy being able 2 dress up & have a party, and celebrate with our friendsI like getting candy on halloween, what i dislike is that girl costumes become worse eahc yr.

 

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                                                                                Halloween party at the Underground. Picture By Laurie Ajavon

 

"The party was fun because my friend were with me and I got to dress up.", said Antonette Acosta, 18, a Sports administration major student and dressed as Lara Croft. "Halloween is for me a day when you can express yourself however you want without being ridiculous" I thought yesterdays party went really well, there were alot of people dressed in costumes. which is what halloween is about for children its a time for them 2 get 2 dress up as something that they find interesteing and getting candy, while in college or older adults we enjoy being able 2 dress up & have a party, and celebrate with our friends

 

 

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I really liked my first Halloween: To see all these decorations in front of the houses and in stores 'windows, people don't take themselves too seriously and just enjoy together. I'm already thinking about my next year's costume.

My only regret is that I didn't get any candy...

 

And you, what did you do for Halloween?

What was your costume?

Tell me what the most incredible costume you have seen was.

 

 

I thought yesterdays party went really well, there were alot of people dressed in costumes. which is what halloween is about for children its a time for them 2 get 2 dress up as something that they find interesteing and getting candy, while in college or older adults we enjoy being able 2 dress up & have a party, and celebrate with our friends

I like getting candy on halloween, what i dislike is that girl costumes become worse eahc yr.

I thought yesterdays party went really well, there were alot of people dressed in costumes. which is what halloween is about for children its a time for them 2 get 2 dress up as something that they find interesteing and getting candy, while in college or older adults we enjoy being able 2 dress up & have a party, and celebrate with our friends

I like getting candy on halloween, what i dislike is that girl costumes become worse ea

I thought yesterdays party went really well, there were alot of people dressed in costumes. which is what halloween is about for children its a time for them 2 get 2 dress up as something that they find interesteing and getting candy, while in college or older adults we enjoy being able 2 dress up & have a party, and celebrate with our friends

I like getting candy on halloween, what i dislike is that girl costumes become worse eahc yr. lol

 

 

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One of the thing that misses in France! lucky you for having a true halloween!! but I wonder, why didn't you get any candy?????!!!!!!!!!! such a shame!

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