Halloween is my favourite one-day holiday. Though not official nor religious, it’s still one of the funnest days of the year for me, and children around the world. Although it’s not widely celebrated in Japan, I like to share this holiday with the English students at my English conversation school [英会話] in Otsu city [大津市] in Shiga prefecture [滋賀県].
Every year we host a small party at the school. Due to limited space, we try to have only 10 students join, but as with years past due to popular demand, we ended up with a couple extra. This year’s party was enjoyed by 9 adults and 4 kids, and everyone looked great in their costumes. As there is a limit to costume availability in Japan, most students made their own costumes- and they were great. Students also made some great Jack-O-Lanterns, and a couple of the kids drew some nice Halloween pictures for us. I’ll let the pictures do the talking there. We enjoyed pizza and snacks, Halloween bingo, pumpkin carving and of course, English conversation!
A big thank you to all those who attended, and to those who didn’t- our annual Christmas feast and live show is coming up in December, and if you really want to check out Halloween- there’s always next year!
HAPPY HALLOWEEN JAPAN!