October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

If you are attracted to the spooky, scary, creepy side of Halloween, there's nothing on this blog for you today.

Perhaps I've missed something, but I see mostly the cute and friendly side of this holiday here in Manila. In our village (subdivision) there will be a little party for the residents and their young kids in the afternoon, followed by a house-to-house tour of trick-or-treating. Like in America, from where of course this tradition was adopted, the kids will dress up as their favorite characters.

These are just a few images of the holiday I captured right on our street to wish you a HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!




 Manila, 2010

What will you do this Halloween?

This post is linked to Mosaic Monday, where people who like to create interesting montages gather to share.

15 comments:

Pat Tillett said...

People from other countrys are telling me that the custom of "trick or treat" is spreading to many other countries...
I'm glad you have some it also...

Julie said...

We have some T/T here in SYdney without the essence of Halloween. I really dont know what it is all about. Why is it celebrated? I gather it is All Hallows Eve. Is it the Day of the Dead? I guess we have the T/T bit because kids can cadge lollies for free.

Davidikus said...

I never do anything for Halloween but the last picture makes me want to, for once. Great capture.

Thanks for the kind words on my blog.

http://davidikus.blogspot.com/

Kay L. Davies said...

Yes, that last picture is lovely, Francisca. The others are cute, and none of them scary. My sister-in-law just e-mailed me some really grisly carved pumpkins - lots of skill on the part of the artist but ugly, so I deleted it.
-- K

anjoe playhouse said...

I'll visit bloggers and see lots of halloween photos ;-)
In Denmark it's mostly decorations, and few costumes for the kids, but halloween is still "new" here!
Great pictures from your photo lens :-D

Anna said...

Happy Halloween!
Thank you for visiting my F-post.
To answer your question, I have done nothing for Halloween. (I have been trying to catch up on my comments after being offline for a week.) Halloween is not a Swedish holiday even if merchants within the toy trade try to get children interested in dressing up in H-costumes.
I miss candy corn from my childhood, but candy is not good for my teeth so it's just as well I avoid it.
Thanks again and I hope you will have a pleasant week.
Best wishes,
Anna
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tapirgal said...

Astoria pretty much celebrated it (for the kids anyway) last night, but I wasn't feeling well and it was pouring rain. I'd looked forward to taking pix of the kids trick-or-treating on Commercial Street, so I'm looking forward to it next year. It's a nicer day today and I'm feeling better. Maybe there will be witches and goblins out tonight, too.

Kaori said...

I really like your last photo! We don't trick or treat in Japan, but a lot of people buy tons of Halloween related goods and candy anyways. I think halloween here is more for young adults rather than kids. I saw a lot of people wearing costumes getting ready to go out clubbing the other night :-)

Dishesdone said...

Enjoyed your Halloween post! Fun times!
I spent the day handing out candy and enjoying all the cute costumes. Even the kids covered in shaving cream were having a blast!

Mary said...

How strange and wonderful that our Halloween customs should spread such a great distance... I live in a rather secluded area, and thus do not get any trick or treaters, so it is fun to see all these images!

Hope your Halloween was happy! :)

JM said...

These are really cool! :-)

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

I love your photos especially the last one of the jack o lanterns...what a great photo!!!

Evelyn said...

I didn't see anything downunder that says halloween. Hope you had a nice time.

Hilda said...

Fun!

I've never been to the Ayala Alabang Halloween, but Magallanes also has one and I had a great time taking pictures two years (?) ago. I find the decorations fun and I'm all for happy kids. I guess I just don't want the commercialism of the holiday to overpower All Saints & All Souls Days. And on a personal level, I also don't want to have to decorate for two holidays during the busiest time of our work year. ;)