If there is one area Australia is lacking, it is surely in the holiday department. There are of course the obviously American traditions such as 4th of July and Thanksgiving which will be missing from my life this year, but Halloween as well?
Halloween only recently began picking up steam in Australia and is still rarely celebrated. The only costume party on the horizon is hosted by an American expat group who refuse to give up their traditions. I cannot imagine a childhood deprived of the tradition of dressing up, collecting pillowcases stuffed full of lollies (candy in Oz) and carving goofy faces in pumpkins Followed by an additional excuse in college to dress like a slutty-something-or-another and drink our faces off for a week.
It all makes sense considering Spring has sprung rather than Autumn on this side of the globe. Halloween began as a European festival commemorating the birth of winter; that dark and scary time of year where decisions on life and death were made before retreating inside for the snowy months to come. And of course, America being America hopped on board for the excuse to party like the hooligans we are.
What better time than now to relive my glory days of Halloweens past and sulk on the void of Halloween present?
You wanna see my Peacock?
Beanie Baby Bunch
My tag read:
Born: May 6
Your ear won’t be the only thing I’m nibbling on 😉
Rosie the Riveter
Naughty School Girl
Clearly I had my priorities straight #college Gone are the days…
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