Sunday, 30 October 2011

Halloween Festival in Italy

Halloween is on 31st  October. In Italy some people celebrate this festival of American origin. We decorate our house with spiders, dark lights and small pumpkins. Some people put real pumpkins on the window or balcony with a candle inside. Children, are very happy because they have a big party. All the day they go “trick or treating?”in the neighborhood. They wear scary costumes of witch, ghost,  vampire, devil, pumpkin and bad elf.  If they don’t receive anything they throw eggs or flour on the houses’ windows. 

In some pubs and local shops they organize parties with Halloween decorations, and waiters sometimes wear scary costumes, too. In some small country they organize children’s parades. On 1st November, All Saints’ Day, people have trips with their family and on 2nd November they visit cemeteries because it is the day of the dead. 

Angelica G. e Federica S., II B