I Love Halloween
I’m so excited because Halloween is next week. From what I’ve heard, most Japanese people think that Halloween is only for kids, but that is not true. In fact, Halloween is celebrated by everyone, by people of all ages.
When I was a kid, my friends and I would get dressed up in fun or scary costumes and go trick-or-treating. Trick-or-treating is when kids go to their neighbors’ houses to get candy. Just as it started to become dark, my friends and I would leave the house and begin our walk around to all of the other houses.
It was always fun…until we came to the old house at the end of the road. It was scary in the daylight, so at night, it was really scary. Usually, one of my friends would begin pushing me so I’d go first. Then we’d all begin walking down the long road. As we got closer to the house, we could hear scary sounds coming from the top window and we could see lights flickering inside.
I was always the first one up the stairs, but my friends were right behind me. We’d all ring the doorbell together. The old woman would answer the door with a cackle. She always dressed as a green witch with a long nose. Then, she’d invite us in. Of course, none of us wanted to go inside. So she said that as long as we put our hands in the bowl of brains, we wouldn’t have to go inside. This scared everyone, but we didn’t want to go inside, so we each put our hands in the bowl of brains.
It was cold and slimy. It wasn’t until I was older, that I found out that the bowl of brains was just cooked macaroni with some oil on it. I will always be fond of Mrs. Brown (aka ‘Witch Brown’). She always made Halloween and trick-or-treating more fun.
Now that I’m an adult, I still try to enjoy Halloween as much as I can. In America (and some places in Japan), a lot of people will dress up and go to costume parties. Usually, the parties are held on the weekend before Halloween. I guess I am too old to go trick-or-treating, but I’m not too old to enjoy Halloween.
This is a picture of me dressed as a Japanese Pippi Longstocking.