How do Americans celebrate Halloween?
Halloween in the US is one of the most important festivals besides Christmas and Thanksgiving, but how do Americans celebrate Halloween?
Already in the weeks before the actual Halloween on the 31st of October the Americans are decorating their houses and gardens with great attention to detail. In the front gardens you can find tombstones, ghosts and witches. Black cats, cobwebs and bats adorn the window sills and illuminated, creepy ornate and carved pumpkin faces adorn the front doors. These ghastly grimaces and horror motifs are intended to deter evil spirits who are up to mischief on Halloween night.
If such a pumpkin in front of the house or the door, he shows children dressed in Halloween on the neighborhood, that there will be something to nibble here.
All October there are events for scary friends. Many American cities offer special events for Halloween. Attending the Original Farmers Market in Los Angeles or a Pumkin Patch makes kids fun and shows classic cars to parents.
Oldie exhibition in front of Thousend Oaks Mall
For the adults, it may be a bit scary. In the Universal Studios Hollywood the Halloween Horror Nights take place almost every day from mid-September. We were there twice and it was a lot of fun to walk through the scary labyrinths or ride the Terror Tram. It's an event that every scary fan should treat.
The event lasts daily from 7:00 pm to 2:00 am and is sold out very quickly.
Now the time has come, 31. October, Halloween!
Trick or Treat, Trick or Treat is called by children when the door opens. They move through the neighborhood in ghostly or even funny disguises. Only after this call they get sweets of all kinds. If this is denied, the children play a small trick on the residents.
Since this custom has been a popular Halloween ritual in the USA for about 100 years, of course, almost everyone joins in and already has his candys ready.
Biggest Halloween street party in the world!
For the parents who want some action, head to Santa Monica. Half a million people visit the West Hollywood Halloween Festival every year on Santa Monica Boulevard. There are live music, food stalls, pumpkin-Schnitz competitions and much more.
How do the Americans celebrate Halloween, in any case always with a lot of fun!