Hallowe’en is not a big thing in France. The grocery stores seem to have some costumes and candy displays and the Newspaper always has pictures of school children all dressed up – but the door to door thing just doesn’t seem to happen. The little tea shop down the street from us had a person in for a few hours doing make-up for kids for 2 euros per face and she was busy. I guess they all went home after their make-up was done, ate a chocolate bar and then off to bed.
Meanwhile, the Canadians are prowling the streets looking for a door that actually might get answered – the best bets are the ones that don’t have the shutters drawn over them yet. And yes, it did rain here too.
Anyway, the kids managed a few smiles and a few treats and haven’t lost their enthusiasm. This is their 3rd Hallowe’en here. Andrew agrees with the idea of perhaps just having a big party next year with games, music, candy and all sorts of fun and frolic (perhaps a few creepy things could spring forth from the darkness of the orchard……..).
Some pictures of the construction boy and his princess.