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Little Pig, Little Pig, Let Me In!

I am so jealous of everyone who celebrates Halloween (especially everyone in the US)!

Over here in SA it's not that big. Despite what you read about our crime statistics, most South Africans are very friendly, but because of our exposure to crime, there is no way people are going to let complete strangers into their yards. Especially not up to their front doors, so Trick-or-Treat'ing is practically impossible.
Some of our stores (eg. Woolworths) started to sell Halloween themed candy a few years ago & I've heard of a few closed communities (security complexes) which allow Trick-or-Treat'ing for the little kids, but the general affinity for the Holiday has not yet grown to the point where it is as easy as it is in the States to get hold of costumes, or host big Halloween parties, etc.*

I tried to get everyone at the office into the spirit of it last year, but we're less than twenty people there - and then it can be a challenge to spread the enthusiasm around evenly (apparently you need a mob in order to create mob mentality).

This year's Halloween celebrations are still a mystery. For now I'm enjoying it virtually with this month's Weird Music Mondays.



*An assumption on my part - I assume, from what we see in the media, that Americans are all into it, and that a lot of their stores sell Halloween decorations and costumes around the Holiday. Is this true?

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