Friday, November 23, 2012

Shanghai Halloween

Halloween is a 'foreign' holiday to the Chinese.  Only recently have they been made aware of this ghoulish, American holiday.  But since we live in a predominantly American area, there were plenty of trick or treaters.  About $150 in candy and 200-300 vistors we were cleaned out.  

Yang Mei's homemade gravestones.

Some festive lights we put on our trees.

Halloween festival party in Jinqaio.  A fun time for the kids
with candy and games.

Caomei's costume-of-the-day.  This was a mural at the festival.

Pumpkin carving!  

Many of the American kids in the high-rise apartments nearby will visit the neighborhoods to walk up to the friendly candy-givers.


  1. Thanks for the update! So glad you got to celebrate Halloween in China. Those pumpkins at your door look amazing! Are pumpkins grown there? Love all the pictures :)

  2. Heather, Mike fixed our VPN so I can finally get your comment. Yes, there are lots of different pumpkins/squash in China. They are eaten lots. That is Dagny in the furry cat costume on the far right.